The picture below is one that I took on our way back over to Naches from the scenic byway. I was so disappointed when Kevin wouldn't stop so I could take some amazing pictures of Mt. Rainier, about five miles before I took this one.You literally go around a corner, and there it is,in all of its unobstructed glory, and I must admit that it took my breath away. Since it is only about 45 minutes from my house, I am going to take a drive up there with the kidlets, and get some good shots-I promise!
We did a lot more jeeping with our friends, and we we even took a midnight trip over the Naches Trail, which was an absolutely amazing experience. The moon was almost full, and we drove by several mountain meadows that were full of elk-I promise to write about it in another post.
If you look closely at the above picture, which happens to be one of the same hills that we climbed in my first post, you can see Mt. Rainier as it appears on the east side. Nice, huh?
Anywho...jeeping is definitely fun, but I would much rather prefer to hike or horseback ride through all of that pristine back country. It-jeeping-is something that I have never done, and it was kind of like submersing myself in another culture. :)Above is the view looking upriver from our campsite, and believe me, the picture does not catch the true beauty of the area.
The bigger kidlets often hiked upriver with rafts, and then rode the current back to camp. In the above picture, Eric is holding an ax that he found way upriver, and he carried all the way back-until I saw him that is! After I took the above picture, I ran out there and took it from him-at least until they were out tof the water...lol!!!
Here is one last pic of the boylets coming back from another excursion. I am not sure why the picture turned out so dark, as the sun was shining, but I thought it looked kind of neat.
All in all we had a great time, and I now must finish washing clothes, go grocery shopping, and run some other errands. Catch you all later.