Where’s Jaspa? (May 27th, 2013)

Yesterday we spent the whole day chasing a mountain, and today was more of the same. Sadly, the weather didn’t cooperate quite as well this time around, so I’m going to be nice and give you a big clue along with the photo….

This mountain erupted into the spotlight in 1980, but this was about as good a view as we managed today

This mountain erupted into the spotlight in 1980, but this was about as good a view as we managed today

We were glad Gertie's replacements decided to behave today

We were glad Gertie’s replacements decided to behave today

Yesterday, we had trouble finding a decent view of our first port of call, the Tacoma Narrows bridge(s). The original bridge was nicknamed Galloping Gertie, because of the way it moved in high winds. Its eventual collapse in 1940, just 4 months after it opened, was famously captured on film.

A view worth the wait!

Mount Rainier – A view worth the wait!

Our second destination yesterday was Mount Rainier, the ice-capped volcano visible from Seattle. To be honest, we’d all but give up on seeing her summit. Then, as we began to descend the mountain, the clouds parted, and she finally revealed herself!

 

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About Jaspa

Star of my own award-winning adventure novels, Jaspa's Journey. Geocaching addict & F1 fan. Adventure Journeyer & blogger extraordinaire. Check out my website: www.jaspasjourney.com And don’t forget to download the books and see what the buzz is all about!
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