The following day, under a steady rain, we ventured south to the town of Kelso. We took a great walk in a local park, then went to dinner and a swim at our hotel. We were awaiting one more grand adventure...Mt. St. Helens! It was still raining the next day when we drove up toward this well-known volcano. As the day progressed though, the rain stopped and the mountain slowly began to show itself through rapidly moving clouds. We took a couple of nice walks and marveled at the brilliant wildflowers.
By evening, we were back in Seattle and ready to fly back home the next morning. Short, but sweet!
|Family portrait on Hurricane Ridge, Olympic NP|
|Close up view of Mt. Olympus the highest mountain in the Olympics|
|There were many deer browsing on the early summer grasses|
|Fog rose mysteriously from the snow fields along Hurricane Ridge|
|Jasper leads us down a trail near Mt. St. Helens|
|A curious little boy!|
|Mt. St. Helens rises dramatically out of the clouds|
|Jasper is checking out the grasses and flowers on a hike near Mt. St. Helens|
|Stunning wildflowers frame Mt. St. Helens|