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Itinerary 2: Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford, Mineral Lake, Eatonville

Itinerary 2:
Day 1: Seattle - Crystal Mountain
Day 2: Crystal Mountain - Mount Rainier National Park
Day 3:Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford, Mineral Lake, Eatonville

Day 3 Mount Rainier National Park, Ashford, Mineral Lake, Eatonville

Ashford / Mineral Area

Ashford: Base camp for climbs to the top of Mt. Rainier, a picturesque mountain hamlet with art and pottery studios, eateries, shops and mountain outfitters.

Whittaker Mountaineers, in Ashville

Talk and slide show on climbing legends and summit attempts Pre-arrange, fee-based.

Lunch

Ashford

Ex-Nihilo Sculpture Park, Elbe

This sculpture park is populated with creations made from welded metal. See choppers, guitar players, cowboys, trains, animals and more – all made from used metal. See a dinosaur with a jaw made from backhoe teeth and legs made from drivelines of a van. May – October.

Mineral Lake

Home to world’s smallest post office, beautiful views of Mt. Rainier

Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, Mineral

Ex-perience a steam train ride on a vintage locomotive through the picturesque foothills of Mt. Rainier. Be on the lookout – herds of majestic Roosevelt Elk are often seen grazing in nearby pastures along the route.

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Eatonville

At the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville, naturalist-guided tram tours bring visitors face-to-face with free-roaming bison, mountain goats, caribou and more than 200 other native Northwest animals. See wolves, bears, cougars, eagles and explore the many nature trails at this 715-acre park. Special rates are available for groups of 15 or more when reservations are made.

Pioneer Farm Museum & Ohop Indian Village

Learn how the pioneers lived at the Pioneer Farm located just north of Eatonville. It is a “hands on” homestead built in 1887 with many activities for adults and children. Tour guides are happy to tell the experiences of those who homesteaded in Washington. A variety of tour experiences are available.

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Family on Trail in Wildflowers above Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park
Family on Trail in Wildflowers above Paradise, Mount Rainier National Park

at Martha Falls in Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park near Ohanepecosh
Hiking at Martha Falls in Stevens Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park near Ohanepecosh

   
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GPS Coordinates

1 -- Mount Rainier Peak
Decimal Lat: 46.853378 / Lon: -121.759187
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2 -- Ashford
Decimal Lat: 46.759132 / Lon: -122.032572
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3 -- Elbe
Decimal Lat: 46.764374 / Lon: -122.193573
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4 -- Mineral
Decimal Lat: 46.719032 / Lon: -122.187303
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5 -- Eatonville
Decimal Lat: 46.870659 / Lon: -122.265481
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