Corral Pass Camping

We return to our favorite campsite in all of Washington - Corral Pass. This fairly remote campground has provided many weekends worth of fun over the past few years and this year was a huge success thanks to the warm weather and Perseid meteor shower which peaked on Saturday night.
img_6104 Early morning hike up to old helicopter hill landing pad to scout out meteor viewing prospects. This is looking across to what we call "The Top of the World",...
Early morning hike up to old helicopter hill landing pad to scout out meteor viewing prospects. This is looking across to what we call "The Top of the World",…
img_6105 There's "The Top of the World" again, along with today's peak Mutton Mountain. We lunched on the highest spot on the right. Below is the road leading to our...
There's "The Top of the World" again, along with today's peak Mutton Mountain. We lunched on the highest spot on the right. Below is the road leading to our…
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img_6108 Nothing quite like a little morning reading in Mommy's lap in front of the campfire.
Nothing quite like a little morning reading in Mommy's lap in front of the campfire.
img_6110 Heading up the Rainier View trail on an absolutely perfect day.
Heading up the Rainier View trail on an absolutely perfect day.
img_6111 The pack mule.
The pack mule.
img_6112 "The Top of the World" is just barely visible in the center of this picture. At this point we've climbed through the woods and are now traversing the hill.
"The Top of the World" is just barely visible in the center of this picture. At this point we've climbed through the woods and are now traversing the hill.
img_6113 Gavin and Zilly have reached the ridge.
Gavin and Zilly have reached the ridge.
img_6114 And now so has Zoe. The view of Mt. Rainier is far more impressive in person. I believe the haze is caused by smoke from massive forest fires burning in Asia.
And now so has Zoe. The view of Mt. Rainier is far more impressive in person. I believe the haze is caused by smoke from massive forest fires burning in Asia.
img_6115 Gavin violating one of our few trail rules - No throwing rocks down the hill. Luckily there's 0% chance of anybody being down there.
Gavin violating one of our few trail rules - No throwing rocks down the hill. Luckily there's 0% chance of anybody being down there.
img_6116 Zoe the mountain goat.
Zoe the mountain goat.
img_6118 Heading up Mutton Mountain off trail. You can see the peekabo view of our trail below. "The Top of the World" is on the far left and the rocks Zoe stood atop in...
Heading up Mutton Mountain off trail. You can see the peekabo view of our trail below. "The Top of the World" is on the far left and the rocks Zoe stood atop in…
img_6120 Ms. Vibram Five Fingers isn't enjoying the rocks too much.
Ms. Vibram Five Fingers isn't enjoying the rocks too much.
img_6121 How's this for a lunch spot? Just don't look down.
How's this for a lunch spot? Just don't look down.
img_6122 Here's Gavin enjoying a precarious lunch at the top of a rock fall chute. Luckily nobody slipped since it'd have been hell trying to pull somebody back up from...
Here's Gavin enjoying a precarious lunch at the top of a rock fall chute. Luckily nobody slipped since it'd have been hell trying to pull somebody back up from…
img_6124 Looking back towards our trail and "The Top of the World".
Looking back towards our trail and "The Top of the World".
img_6126 Looking up to the peak of Mutton Mountain. We scrambled along the ridge on the right side.
Looking up to the peak of Mutton Mountain. We scrambled along the ridge on the right side.
img_6127 Zoe was the first brave kid to join her Daddy atop Mutton Mountain. Here's the view looking down towards another off-trail spot I think we'll scout out next...
Zoe was the first brave kid to join her Daddy atop Mutton Mountain. Here's the view looking down towards another off-trail spot I think we'll scout out next…
img_6129 Our campsite nature chefs. Gavin appears to have been possessed in this picture.
Our campsite nature chefs. Gavin appears to have been possessed in this picture.
img_6130 Lovely!
Lovely!