From the writers at RV Life Magazine.
If you’re making plans to go “over the river and through the woods” to Grandma or someone else’s house this Thanksgiving, you might want to include a little extra time to drive through some of the national parks in the west, and perhaps spend a night or two where campgrounds are still open.
Visiting the most popular parks when there are fewer crowds makes for a much better experience. And this time of year, the fall foliage not only amplifies the scenic beauty, but the waning light also makes for nicer photos. And after the heat of summer, the crisp air offers a nice reprieve.
Washington’s Mount Rainier is the most heavily glaciated peak in the lower 48 states, so its snowy summit is quite a sight any time of year. The views get even better, though, with a fresh blanket of white and the addition of gold, amber, and crimson leaves from the vine maples, huckleberry bushes, and aspen trees.
Although 140 miles of road loop through Mt. Rainier National Park, only the Nisqually entrance in the southwest corner of the park is open year-round. After the first six miles, you’ll arrive in the Longmire Historic District.
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