- Waterfall, Mt. Rainer N.P.
August 22, 2009 – Day 27: Ellensburg, WA to Longview, Wa – 293 Miles
It would be another short ride but long day, I started out early. First location for the day, Mt. Rainer National Park. To get there I took the 97 south to State 12 West. From there it was 123 North to 706 West through the park. I exited the park and continued on to my next fuel stop in Elbe. From there I traveled south back to 12 west and eventually headed south again down to Mt. Saint Helens. After leaving Mt. Saint Helens I traveled south-west to my stop for the night in Longview. I really got some spectacular shots along this leg of the trip.
- Mt. Rainer
Mt. Saint Helens really impressed me. I remember watching the news cast leading up to, and then during the eruption on television as a young man. Even after all these years, the devastation and destruction is monumental and life changing. A person realizes just how small and insignificant they really are when they come face to face with the mountain.
- Mt. Saint Helens