Monday, September 14, 2009

Remember Whensday No. 15 - Suntop

This week for Remember Whensday, I am revisiting Suntop near Mt. Rainier. We camped at Ranger Creek with my mom and my sister, Karen and her SO, Jim in the summer of 2007.

We took a little road trip up to the top of Suntop which on a clear day puts you up close and personal with Mt. Rainier. While it wasn't the clearest of days, we still had a pretty good view of the mountain.

Sally & Karl @ Suntop

Mt. Rainier

You can drive up to Suntop on a dirt road with a lot of switchbacks. It can be quite scary looking out of the truck window down the steep side of the mountain without any guardrails along the roadside. At the top is a lookout which was manned when we were there. The elevation is 5,280 feet (1,609 m) at the lookout.

We had a good time that day and the entire weekend. I need to go back there camping with my family.

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Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful pictures dear Sally!The mountains are awesome indeed, a fabulous place for camping!
Thanks for sharing
Léia :)

Michelle Johnson said...

Wow~ These are absolutely great pictures. The mountain in the background (first picture) almost looks like a cloud itself. You're brave to twist around the mountain for camping. But, I'm sure it's worth it. Hope all is well. Have a great day.

Gaelyn said...

It looks like Mt Rainier is floating behind you two. What a great place to visit. Time to head back before the winter's snows fly. Nice memory Sally.

Ruth said...

What a lovely spot. Alas, we have no real mountains in our area.

Pat said...

Mount Ranier is so spectacular--rising up in the distance in all its splendor and majesty. My husband and I were in WA driving up I-5 to the airport in July and suddenly it came into view and stunned me. It was the first time I had ever seen it that close up. I can see why some people groups revere such huge mountains.

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful picture of the mountain, and of you and Karl....

It would be a pretty exciting trip, - roads on the precipice are a little scary I think.