Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hiking at LongMire "Trail of the Shadows"

This trail gets its name from the long shadows the trees make. Katney also informed me of this reason: The shadows are also the "shadows"of the past--the historical significance of this location where James Longmire established the first "tourist" location at the mountain. Can you imagine how they got there in the late 1800s?(Thank you!)


Our first afternoon there after we set up camp, we hiked this trail. (CLICK on the photo to enlarge to read the sign if you want more information.)We did this before the previous photos I published of the deer but it was the same general area but on the trail instead of by the inn.
The photo here was along the trail and the deer is a youngster.with mama in one of my photos. After awhile of watching them, the mama took off and the two youngsters stayed for a short time and then bounded over the fence to find mama. . .






















This trail was a short one but it gave us a taste of the beautiful history Rainier provides to all who venture upon its mountain. After the walk about, we spent time across the street near the Inn taking photos of the deer (that I featured in my first post about camping) until the sun set and we could get those beautiful views I posted earlier.

9 comments:

Malyss said...

Such an interesting place, with so much to discover and to learn!The Bambi is so lovely!
The panels and signs offer a lot of explanations about what you see, that's really well made and give sense to the things.
You really had a great time there!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Seeing the deer up close mot afraid of people must feel good - everyone living in harmony.

This must be a much-visited spot if the government has put up so many signs to talk about what there is to see. Fun to see, Paulie!

Barb said...

Lovely shots - I love the pattern of the stone walls. However, it doesn't look too appetizing to use those murky waters as a "cure!"

RuneE said...

It must must have been the tour of a lifetime, judging by the photos.

Katney said...

The shadows are also the "shadows"of the past--the historical significance of this location where James Longmire established the first "tourist" location at the mountain. Can you imagine how they got there in the late 1800s?

SandyCarlson said...

I love your story. It's great when these markers interpret the landscape and the history. Sure does make is special. I think I could be doing with a dose of those waters!

Cindi said...

James Longmire was quite a guy. Good idea taking photos of all the signs. I love the shots of the deer. They are such beautiful animals.

SquirrelQueen said...

It is a lovely place, a combination of history and nature. The deer are beautiful, great photos.

I like the dragonfly in the header of your other blog.

SQ

becky aka theRAV said...

I like the mineral springs photos best, Paulie.

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