Wednesday, June 4, 2008

ABC Wednesday--T

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Several visits to Mt. Rainier gave me this week's Ts.

A Tiger Lily

Trees

Little Tahoma Peak is a part of Mt. Rainier.
I have read or heard that if it were considered on its own, it would still be among the highest mountains in the continental US.
(About a third from the left and midway top to bottom is Shadow Lake, featured in ABC-S. )

Tipsoo Lake sits at the 5300 foot level just inside the Park as you cross Chinook Pass. This was taken in November. The lake freezes over for the winter and the pass is closed by snowfall. It is surrounded by colorful wildflower meadows as soon as it is snow free. Chinook Pass normally opens for the Memorial Day weekend in late May, but late season snows prevented the completion of the plowing this year. Best estimate is that it will open this coming weekend. I hope so, as I would like to do this hike when we camp Friday and Saturday, (the one that gave us our ice for I, but this time we will take along the snowshoes.)
T is also for tents, tarps, and tourists.
This camping setup features all three. These visitors from Kenya who were camped across the road from us last week had wonderfully inventive camping gear. I imagine ours would look different if we were camping in Africa.


And T is for our new Little Guy Trailer, which will make setting off for a camping trip such a breeze for us older folks.

We didn't take a picture of it when we were camping at Ohanapecosh last weekend, so you will have to settle for this one in our driveway.

15 comments:

Sharon said...

Hi! I like your series of T pictures! They are pretty. your little camper is cool! It looks like those old, teardrop shaped ones. Does it have a fold out stove or anything?

RuneE said...

You do get around - and you your eyes when you go. I wish everyone did that. Thank you for sharing!

ellen b said...

Thanks for taking us into the great outdoors again. Love your hiking photos! Enjoy that cute little trailer...

Daryl said...

Great T's ... love your new little camper

:-Daryl

Hyde DP said...

Tipsoo Lake sounds a great place to visit.

For The People said...

great job!

Blue said...

Every week I wonder what you're going to come up with re Mount Rainer, & you never fail.
I won't to visit!

babooshka said...

T for your travels too. Great post and set of pics.

imac said...

Beautiful mountains and lake with snow and ice.great photos and post.


Come and visit my Tree House.

Aileni said...

I apologise, Katney - TT stands for Tourist Trophy. I should have realised.
You have some very beautiful 'T's.

Liz said...

You're going camping in the ice and snow?! Oh my. But what lovely photos.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Ah Katney these are beautiful photos, we went camping this past weekend i will be posting some of those next.

Paulie said...

Enjoyed all your informative T pictures/words once again! Glad yoru trailer is working for you!

starnitesky said...

Lovely T photos, I do like to see photos from your Travels.

Dragonstar said...

I know I'm late, but I'm slowly catching up! You always have such beautiful pictures here, and this is a lovely post.