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Hanging Lake Trail – National Natural Landmark

Cross country road trips are something that every person should partake in a lifetime. I often use to think that all the beauty in the world could only be seen  by hoping on a plane and flying to the other side of the world. I have learned in recent years that some of the most beautiful wonders and interesting achievements can be viewed right here in the good ol’ US of A!

During the drive from Washington State to Rhode Island we drove through Colorado. Colorado provided us with a fantastic view of naturally occurring wonder called Hanging Lake. Off of I-70, Glenwood Springs, Colorado has a trail that is a little over a mile long and primarily all up hill.

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After making the short, but steep trek to the top…

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You are met with ‘Ferngully’ like views of Hanging Lake. I would highly recommend the hike if you are ever passing through this part of Colorado.

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Mount Rainier National Park – America the Beautiful

Fact: Seattle, Washington averages 58 sunny days per year.

When a sunny day appears around these parts you MUST take the opportunity to go out and see what the beautiful Pacific Northwest has to offer. A short drive from home placed us at Mount Rainier National Park – Skyline Trail. The wildflowers were in full bloom and cute furry animals posed for the camera.

Marmot

Marmot

Panorama Point

 On clear days, you can see Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens from Panorama Point. Be mindful of the slippery conditions and find a place to take advantage of having a snowball fight in the middle of the summer.

Golden Gate Trail

On our way down the mountain we saw some amazing greenery and even a waterfall.

Myrtle Falls

Myrtle Falls