We reminisced over camping with our kids. It is different than vacationing by hotel. Our kids learned how to chop wood for campfires, how to make roasting sticks from branches, how to look for edible berries and tracks of animals. We learned to play hours upon hours of card and dice games when the rain outside pattered hard upon our trailer. We enjoyed stories around the campfire and roasting smores. Oh the memories!
The beauty of Mt. Rainier is unsurpassed.
We spent a day hiking on the Nachese Trail Loop. There
are several beautiful high alpine lakes along the trail.
We stopped for lunch and the birds flocked around us
hoping to receive a crumb or two from our sandwiches.
One decided to rest upon my boot looking for a handout.
Snow comes early to the mountains. We ended up cutting our Labor Day weekend short due to the forecast that predicted a 60% chance of snow. The day we left, the area we had hiked was so socked in with fog, you could barely see a few feet in front of you. We were grateful to have had the weather we did and look forward to our next visit.