9/27/2014

September 24-26, 2014 Alder Lake

Wednesday, September 24th

We woke to rain, rain and more rain.  We packed up and were on our way east and north to Alder Lake – and it rained all the way.

09-24-14 A Travel Mossyrock to Alder (1)

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We made our way to Alder Lake, found sites and set up – all the time it poured and we were soaking wet.  Here are our sites:

09-24-14 B Alder Lake (4)

And, murphy’s law, when we were all done setting up, it cleared and then the sun came out – LOL!

The nice thing was we were able to enjoy a wonderful campfire in the evening – Smile

Stats for today:

Miles Traveled: 41 Miles

Routes Traveled:

Washington:  Hadaller Road; Winston Creek Road; US-12; SR-7; School Road

Thursday, September 26th

It rained off and on thru the night and in the morning so Sue and I took off to the Yelm Wal-Mart to stock up on supplies.  When we came out of Wal-Mart, the rain had stopped and the sun was out – YEA!

We just hung out during the day  - even took Dusty for a walk:

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And even enjoyed a campfire – another great day.

Friday, September 26th

We woke to rain, rain and more rain – this is getting depressing Sad smile..   So when the rain stopped after lunch, Andy and I decided to take a walk around the park.  We picked up Molly, Bruce and Sue’s dog, and away we went.

Our first stop was the picnic area by the lake. Alder Lake is part of the Nisqually River Project.  Five glaciers on Mount Rainier feed the Nisqually River, which flows 27 miles before reaching Alder Lake.  Those glaciers are what gives the lake its turquoise color:

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The swimming area – lake is really low at this time of year:

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On our way to the dam overlook – the trees are huge:

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Information on the dam:

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And here it is – 330’ high – WOW!

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If you look real close in the above picture, there are three does laying down (lower right side).  I did not see them until they started to move away.  Here is one – isn’t she cute:

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Lots of moss on the trees – and even on the fence:

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Another view of the lake:

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We slowly made our way back and when Molly saw Bruce, she just took off running:

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And then back to us – isn’t she cute:

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What a nice walk.

It rained off and on the rest of the day so we just hung out.

Tomorrow two of my friends from PA are flying in to spend a few days with us.  Can’t wait to see them.  Smile

Stay tuned and enjoy today.

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1 comment:

Judith Bell said...

I've always liked that Dr. Suess book, and bought it for each of my children upon the high school graduation day.