2. Nisqually National Wildlife RefugeOlympia The Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is a wildlife preserve operated by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service on the Nisqually River Delta near Puget Sound in northeastern Thurston County, Washington and northwestern Pierce County, Washington. The refuge is located just off Interstate 5, between the cities of Tacoma and Olympia. The 12.6 km2 refuge was created in 1974 to provide habitat and nesting areas for waterfowl and other migratory birds. It includes a protected estuary, salt marshes and open mudflats, freshwater marshes, open grassland, and riparian woodland and brush. An additional 3.2 square kilometres is protected by the disjoint Black River Unit on a tributary of the Chehalis River. On December 18, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Billy Frank Jr. T... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
4. Mount RainierMount Rainier National Park Mount Rainier is the highest mountain of the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, and the highest mountain in the U.S. state of Washington. It is a large active stratovolcano located 59 miles south-southeast of Seattle, in the Mount Rainier National Park. It is the most topographically prominent mountain in the contiguous United States and the Cascade Volcanic Arc, with a summit elevation of 14,411 ft .Mt. Rainier is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, and it is on the Decade Volcano list. Because of its large amount of glacial ice, Mt. Rainier could produce massive lahars that could threaten the entire Puyallup River valley, and poses a grave threat to the southern sections of the 3.7-million-resident Seattle metropolitan area. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
5. Johnston Ridge ObservatoryToutle David Alexander Johnston was an American United States Geological Survey volcanologist who was killed by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington. A principal scientist on the USGS monitoring team, Johnston was killed in the eruption while manning an observation post six miles away on the morning of May 18, 1980. He was the first to report the eruption, transmitting Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it! before he was swept away by a lateral blast. Despite a thorough search, Johnston's body was never found, but state highway workers discovered remnants of his USGS trailer in 1993.Johnston's career took him across the United States, where he studied the Augustine Volcano in Alaska, the San Juan volcanic field in Colorado, and long-extinct volcanoes in Michigan. Johnston was a meticulo... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
6. Bonneville Lock & DamCascade Locks Bonneville Lock and Dam consists of several run-of-the-river dam structures that together complete a span of the Columbia River between the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington at River Mile 146.1. The dam is located 40 miles east of Portland, Oregon, in the Columbia River Gorge. The primary functions of Bonneville Lock and Dam are electrical power generation and river navigation. The dam was built and is managed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. At the time of its construction in the 1930s it was the largest water impoundment project of its type in the nation, able to withstand flooding on an unprecedented scale. Electrical power generated at Bonneville is distributed by the Bonneville Power Administration. Bonneville Lock and Dam is named for Army Capt. Benjamin Bonneville, a... From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
7. Northwest Trek Wildlife ParkEatonville Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is a 723-acre wildlife park located in the town of Eatonville, Washington, United States. Its primary feature is a tram tour which takes visitors through a 435-acre free-range area. Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums . The park and its companion zoo, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, are both owned and operated by Metro Parks Tacoma. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Mossy Rock, Washigton State
Pictures of an almost vacant campground near the Mossy Rock Reservoir. This was our first venture out camping in a rented tent trailer. We wanted to experience living in one before we decided whether we wanted to own one. As a result, Rannah retired after 30 plus years at the same job, we bought a brand new trailer that is bigger and better equipped than the one pictured here, and I retired after being an Operating Engineer/Lawyer/Big Rig Driver for 43 years. And in a week we will be living on the road in that new trailer starting on our first excursion visiting Rannah's dad in Tennessee. How cool is that?