Ipsut Creek Bike Camping

We biked up the closed Carbon River Road by Mt. Rainier to get to the semi-abandoned Ipsut Creek campground.
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img_1018 Goofing around at the Carbon River entrance.
Goofing around at the Carbon River entrance.
img_1019 Kids are almost loaded up and ready to ride.
Kids are almost loaded up and ready to ride.
img_1020 Dealing with bike gear before we're ready.
Dealing with bike gear before we're ready.
img_1021 Test ride of the rented monowheel trailer. Proved to be quite a challenge on the few rougher parts of the road.
Test ride of the rented monowheel trailer. Proved to be quite a challenge on the few rougher parts of the road.
img_1024 Fully loaded up. Sort of a ridiculous amount of stuff for a weekend camping trip.
Fully loaded up. Sort of a ridiculous amount of stuff for a weekend camping trip.
img_1030 Exploring the Carbon River at the campground. Yes, there's a river out there in that sea of rocks.
Exploring the Carbon River at the campground. Yes, there's a river out there in that sea of rocks.
img_1031 Picnic time now that tents are setup.
Picnic time now that tents are setup.
img_1033 Doesn't look like the most comfortable place to read, but whatever works.
Doesn't look like the most comfortable place to read, but whatever works.
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img_1035 Kathryn's hammock view.
Kathryn's hammock view.
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img_1040 This odd milky pool was at where we joined the Wonderland Trail, which circumnavigates Mt. Rainier, at the campground.
This odd milky pool was at where we joined the Wonderland Trail, which circumnavigates Mt. Rainier, at the campground.