Day 60 & 61 – In the middle of mountains

Naches, WA to Mt. Rainier, WA

The ride into Mt. Rainier was a hot one, but we were happy to see that we were only going 55 miles and then getting to our campsite.  We also had some really amazing views of Mt. Rainier coming in, it was really cool because we didn’t have a view of it at all until we were almost on top of it, and then we came around a corner and it just popped out of nowhere.  We were camping just inside of Mt. Rainier Natl. Park.  I have firmly realized that I do not like camping, and will be very glad to be done with camping for this trip.  I do not like: being wet, being covered in mosquitos, being dirty, not having clean bathrooms, not having good food, smelling like smoke and bug spray at all times, and the list goes on and on.  There was a river next to our campsite, and despite it being very cold, we braved it for a bit to use as a shower, and some braver souls(Tim) ventured out to the other side of the river to hang out.

Our rest day was spent traveling in the van with a group of 7 other riders to Mt. St. Helens, which was pretty cool.  It’s crazy to think that this mountain was exploding and causing so much chaos just 29 years ago. Got some sweet pictures, and walked some trails to get some better views, then did some more adventures that I will talk more about later.

States traveled through:18(NY,NJ,PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, OH, IN, IL, WI, MN, SD, WY, MT, ID, WA)
Distance today: 56 mi
Total Distance traveled:  3801 mi

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