The campground has self-registration, you can choose an empty, not reserved spot and pay at a machine. There is no cellphone reception in the area. Campsites are not suitable for large RV’ S or large campers.
The campground is in a beautiful natural forest, it is very quiet, with a large camping space, there is a fire pit, table, toilets, fresh water and firewood for sale. Campsites are within walking distance from a river with a lovely swimming-hole. We did our shopping at small nearby towns like Norton and Packwood.
Our hammocks between the trees. You can read more about our hammocks here.
View from my Hammock. Nikon D70 ©
“Ohanapecosh Campground, on the southeast side of Mount Rainier National Park, is surrounded by old growth forest and crossed by an exceptionally beautiful snow-fed river. Close to Ohanapecosh are popular hikes to Silver Falls and the Grove of the Patriarchs.” – Recreation.gov
Our “Potjie” (Afrikaans for a three-legged iron pot used for cooking over a wood fire) is a number 1/2, which is ideal for warming up a bit of sauce and enough “Pap” for the two of us. The Cast-Iron Lodge Logic®
The table from above. Please click on images for larger photos Nikon D70 ©
Potjiekos” (literally meaning pot-food) has been part of South Africa’s culture for many centuries. When the first Dutch settlers arrived in the Cape, they brought with them their ways of cooking food in heavy cast iron pots, which hung from the kitchen hearth above the fire.”
First we fry the onions in butter.
Then we remove most of the onions and then add the meat. Here we used Beef Rib.
We then return the onions and add the vegetables, like carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes, cabbage, etc.
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The grill of the fire-pit can open. Nikon D70 ©
There were Bear proof food bins.
More of our U.S.A. Road trip 2013 coming soon.
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State. U.S.A.