Saturday, June 29, 2019

Silver Falls & Grove of the Patriarchs, Mount Rainier National Park

I have a new favorite hike in Mount Rainier National Park. It's a combination of two connecting trails: one that leads to Silver Falls and the other to the Grove of the Patriarchs. I think my pictures will show why I enjoyed these trails.

We started at the Ohanapecosh Campground and hiked along the Silver Falls Loop until we reached this viewpoint.

The path climbed above the river. We looked down on the upper reaches of the falls and dramatic pools and rapids below.

The path led downhill to the trail to the Grove of the Patriarchs. We crossed a footbridge across the Ohanapecosh River to get there. One person at a time, please, because the bridge is bouncy!

Here are a few of the giant old-growth trees in the Grove of the Patriarchs. This area is easily accessible with a parking lot only a 1/4-mile walk away. We saw several families along the path.

This photo of me shows the size of the root system of this fallen giant. Nature's sculpture.

We crossed Laughingwater Creek several times... once on a log bridge (with a handrail).

The Ohanapecosh River at the campground that shares its name... and the end of our trail.

More information about these trails can be found at the Washington Trails Association website:

To see photos from other hikes and walks at Mount Rainier, click on the Hikes/Walks tab above.

Zoom in to see the trails.

I'm linked with:
Jo's Monday Walk -  Johanna at Restless Jo - Link HERE
Our World Tuesday - Link HERE
Saturday Snapshot - Melinda at A Web of Stories - Link HERE 

Friday, June 14, 2019


Have you ever wondered why the wicked witch in The Wizard of Oz was so evil? And how did the scarecrow, tin man, and cowardly lion come to be? In the play Wicked, you'll discover the answers through delightful song, beautifully choreographed dance, and clever dialogue. Although photography was not allowed during the performance, I can post photos of the venue where I saw this delightful stage performance--the Paramount Theater in downtown Seattle. What a fun time!

This opulent theater opened on March 1, 1928.

More info about the Paramount Theater and its history: HERE.

I'm linked with:
Jo's Monday Walk -  Johanna at Restless Jo - Link HERE
Our World Tuesday - Link HERE
Saturday Snapshot - Melinda at A Web of Stories - Link HERE 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Nature's Jungle Gyms - SaturdaySnapshot

Children enjoy playing on jungle gyms, swinging on swings, and spinning on merry-go-rounds. But these kids at Volunteer Park had plenty of fun on "equipment" built by Mother Nature.

Looks like fun, doesn't it?

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