Life on the Open Road (April 2006 - May 2008)

The continuing saga of a single fulltime RVer who travels the western US. This is part one of my journey, from April 2006, when the blog started, to May 2008, when the blog continues at

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I have been a full-time RVer for 18 years, primarily "boondocking," camping free without hookups, in the Western US. I am connected electronically with the world via satellite TV, phone and internet. My batteries are charged solely by solar panels. I welcome your comments and emails.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Mt. Rainier Hikes

On Thursday, I hiked part of the Skyline trail from the Paradise section of Mt. Rainier National Park. It’s a very steep hike; I climbed 1200 feet in a mile and a half. But I think this is the most beautiful hike I have ever done. You are so close to the mountain that it is hard to get it all in the picture, even with a 28mm lens. The flowers and wildlife were great. Saw lots of climbers, both going up and coming down. Most go with guides.

Then on Saturday, Randy and I hiked to Berkley Park from the Sunrise section of the Park. I had done this hike two years ago, and it was as good as I remembered. Spectacular wildflowers everywhere!



Anonymous Lloyd said...

Your photos of wild flowers and mountain scenery are making me jealous. My travels are not getting me to the right places. At least I can travel vicariously with your travels.

10:23 PM  
Blogger the peripatetic poodle said...

Many of your hiking photos portray a certain coolie/sherpa who does not appear to be carrying his fair share of necessary cargo. Explanation?

6:05 PM  

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