Monday, October 27, 2008

Raven's Roost

It was a long drive up to the top of Raven's Roost. It's a winding, one-lane dirt road. That meant everytime a vehicle was coming the other direction, someone has to pull to the side. Being opening elk weekend, there was plenty of pulling over.

We were blessed with a beautiful clear day. It was cold and windy, but you could see for miles.

When up at the top, you feel like you are on top of the world, until you glance over at the towering Mount Rainier.

A quick glance over the edge reminds you just how far up you are.

I'm not a panicky mama, but everytime Kaia stepped within 4 feet of the edge, I came unglued. I don't mind heights, but I don't like edges. Especially not ones that my girl could trip and fall down, and we'd have no way of saving her. I shudder thinking of it!

The Jeep got a little muddy on the way up, but it got even muddier on the way down!

Notice I'm hanging on tight to my girl, and staying in front of the "barrier". I'm still not sure what that barrier could possibly keep from going over.

Notice there is no Mo in the photos. He sat on my hip for a bit, I let him down for about 30 seconds so he could inspect the radio tower that is located up there, and then he was cold and wanted to go back to his car seat. I was happy to oblige.

It was a nice little break for the day, and fun family time.


Danielle said...

Wow, I am jealous. I so want a nature vacation. I would be freaking out and picturing those scenarios, too, regarding my own daughter. I do that even down here, not on a mountain top.

Mrs. Mordecai said...

That view is amazing! I would be scared too, if I had Red Chief up there. I'm so sad we didn't go camping this year. I'll just have to live through you. :)

Julie @ blessedwithfive said...

Beautiful view! I would not and could not go near the edge - that is definitely a long way down and I don't like heights!

You are a great Mom!

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

What gorgeous views you captured with these photos. That's great that your family got to enjoy nature that way. I'm with you about edges. I seldom enjoy panoramic views if I don't have a barrier between me and the edge especially with my kids around.

Art said...

Great photos. The one of the mountain is awesome!

jennifer said...

I would feel the same way about my kids and those "barriers".

I hope that you are having a great week.

jennifer said...

OH SHOOT. The next word verification (for this comment) is "bingo". I had to claim that one for myself!


Danielle said...

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Carla said...

I'm glad you go camping even on cold days! The view is incredible! Thanks for sharing!