Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Great Lodges of the Northwest

Four intrepid adventurers set off to add to their collection of Great Lodges of the West following this itinerary: We took Amtrak's Coast Starlight from SLO to Klamath Falls, OR and headed right over to Oregon Caves Chateau. We made a quick stop at It's a Burl in Kerby, OR on the way to the Timberline Lodge at Mt Hood. In the vicinity of Mt Hood we did a 2+ mile hike around Trillium Lake. Then on to Paradise Inn at Mt Rainier with a couple runs down to the National Park Inn at Mt Rainier for breakfast (change of pace). We visited Pike Place Market and Elliott's Oyster House while overnighting at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront before our return to SLO from Seattle by train. What a great, relaxing time. Target rich environment for photography. This book is what got us started: Great Lodges of the National Parks.  All 1372 photos are here.

Amtrak's Coast Starlight from SLO to Klamath Falls.

Oregon Caves

At the Oregon Caves Chateau.

The Chateau at the Oregon Caves

Timberline Lodge at Mt Hood.

On Mt Hood (took the ski lift up).

Timberline Lodge.

Mt Hood from Trillium Lake.

Paradise Inn at Mt Rainier.

Lens cloud (right) above the Tatoosh Range with Mt Rainier on the left.

Carter Falls at Mt Rainier.

Christine Falls


One afternoon and evening along Seattle's waterfront.

Return on the Starlight from Seattle.

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