What would summer in Western Washington be without a trip to Mount Rainier? This mid-century postcard shows a couple of park visitors marveling at the snow-capped mountain from the road to Sunrise.
Sunrise is the second-most visited spot in Mount Rainier National Park, and at 6,400 feet, is the highest point you can drive to in the park. Sunrise, located on the east side of Mount Rainier, boasts a log visitor’s center and is a popular spot for hikers.
The postcard above shows Sunrise Point, located at an elevation of 6,100 feet. On a clear day, it is possible to see Mount St. Helens, Mount Hood, Mount Baker, Mount Adams, and Mount Stuart from this point. Sunrise Point also offers views of Sunrise Lake, and the entrance to several trails.
Here is a lovely keychain from 1967– a senior key from Entiat High School!
When I acquired this piece, it was missing its key ring, so I loaned it an old silver ring that was lying around. The actual keychain is a bronze color, emblazoned with orange and black, the Entiat Tigers’ school colors, and the words “Senior, ’67.” The reverse side is smooth bronze, engraved with “Herff Jones”, the manufacturer of the key.
Myrtle Lake is located in the Entiat Valley of Central Washington. The hike is approximately 4 miles one way, with the trailhead located at the end of Entiat River Road. There are fish in the lake, and sometimes deer can be spotted along the shore.
Due to damage from last year’s Duncan Fire, the trail is currently closed.