Sunday, August 3, 2008

Camping in Mt. Rainer

About a week ago we went on our annual camping adventure with the van Anrooys and Strates---it was fabulous as always! A beautiful setting, great weather, yummy food, and some pretty awesome company as well :) Here are a few of the pics I got before my camera died---perhaps there will be a part two if I get some other greats pics sent via email---hint hint hint!

This is the view from our camp site! Great pick guys! If it weren't glacial water we may have spent more time here, but a few refreshing splashes was about all we could take. Who needs to shower on a 5 day camping trip? Not us!

Silver Falls was our first hike (or fun walk really)

Mt. Rainer---and we actually saw (through binoculars) people hiking really close to the top!!!

Hike #2 (the one I pooped out on---read my tag) a little longer, colder, brighter(sun reflecting on snow--ouch!), wetter, and way more difficult. Keith and I turned around at this point and spent a lovely time at the visitors center. Our much tougher friends made the trek and said it was incredible.
I almost read my whole book!! I might have even finished if I was harassed so much---come on guys reading is cool---socializing round the campfire is totally overrated! (don't worry mom, my eyes are fine, I had a reading light hooked on the book!)
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Emilie said...

Wow! It looks amazing. I'm still impressed with your "toughness."

Darcy said...

Love the new look on the blog. . so cute! What a fun tradition with friends. Looks like an amazing place.

Emilie said...

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dad said...

keith!!!! it's patrick. i gave my phone a bath, lost all my numbers, then changed mine. anyway, give me a call sometime.
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The Lochheads said...

We missed running into you all at Glacier this year! What a fun memory! Mt. Rainier looks like a great destination. Back to work too soon...what a great summer you've had! :)