One of the things I have enjoyed about staying at North Fork Campground is how central the location is to many day trips.
We have been within driving distance to all three of the major volcanic mountains in south central Washington.
What a great place to come home to after a day of exploring.
I am reminded not to sit too long.... moss grows fast and one never knows where the bodies are buried. It seems that the longer we stay the more things we find to explore.
It is easy to forget that Rainier is an active Geological Force. Even though there has not been an eruption in our lifetime, geological change continues to shape the landscape it dramatic ways. Slides are active both with water and as a force as a avalanche of just rock, debris and vegetation.
I have been amazed of the photo opportunities that I have had for the mountain photo's. While driving I would look at the skies wondering if the clouds would part and the mountains be visible and as we approached the clouds would disappear and the mountains appear for perfect photo's.