CARBON RIVER TRAIL
The Carbon River has transformed the road to Ipsut Campground into a trail only passable by foot or bicycle. Walkers will start at the Carbon River entrance to Mt. Rainier and walk through a rain forest to a turnaround spot. Although walkers can bring a lunch there is a lunch option at Wally’s in Buckley.
The day was overcast and cool - perfect for a nice walk. [Click on photos to enlarge.]
|One of many giant trees along the trail.|
|A woodpecker buffet?|
|Rock hunters in our group.|
There are plenty of rocks to choose from!
|You're looking at the root system of a fallen|
tree. As it decays it provides nourishment
for the seedling growing out of it.
These fallen trees are called "nurse stumps."
|Yes, that's me. The day warmed up, |
so I could remove my jacket.
|The Carbon River looks "milky" due to |
glacial runoff from Mount Rainier.
|A clear mountain stream meets the milky waters|
of the Carbon River. Although this isn't a "pretty"
picture, I thought it was interesting how the
streams merged and blended.
More info HERE.
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