Our original plan was to leave Mt. Rainer National Park and head into Seattle to explore and take a ferry to Bainbridge Island and camp. That would mean a quick night near Seattle and another quick stop in Olympic National Park. We decided to skip those plans, bike to Paradise and drive to Olympic National Park and camp two nights. Later in the trip (stay tuned) you will see it all turned out and we end up seeing Seattle anyway! More on that in another blog post. Up until this point we’ve had a jam packed trip so we decided once we arrived at Olympic’s National Park Staircase Campground to stay put and soak up a couple of low key days. We explored the Dry Creek Trail for 6 miles that borders Cushman Lake and saw cool cabin tiny homes and tree houses that were only accessible by boat. Another highlight was a tranquil natural water feature that would have been a perfect spot for daily meditations! We also took advantage of the Lincoln Creek by taking a dip in the frigid water! Natural “baths” when primitive camping!