Category Archives: Historical

The Pilgrim

The Pilgrim is a replica tall ship docked in the Dana Point Harbor since 1981. It is open for tours and you can even stay overnight. I did so as a kid and had a great time. Arrr matey.

Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent – John 17:3

The Pilgrim

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Longmire Administrative Building

Here’s one taken of the Longmire Administration Building on Christmas Eve. Great area to snowshoe around if you don’t feel like driving all the way to the top. You can catch the Rampart Ridge Trail right near here.

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing – John 15:5

Longmire Administrative Building

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Longmire Gas Station

Here’s one of the old Longmire gas station in Mount Rainier National Park. Fill ‘er up.

Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. – John 6:47

Longmire Gas Station

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Longmire Icicles

Back on Christmas Eve 2016 we made a trip to Longmire in Mount Rainier National Park for some family fun in the snow. As we pulled in I noticed these pretty cool icicles coming off the roof of the administration building.

Longmire Icicles

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Sunrise Visitor’s Center

Here’s a shot from inside the Sunrise Visitor’s Center in Mount Rainier National Park.

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth – John 4:23-24

Sunrise Visitors Center

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Shipwrecked Sunset

I camped at Fort Stevens, Oregon last weekend. Pretty cool place with tons of bike riding trails, old military structures, and even a shipwreck (Peter Iredale). Pretty awesome.

“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'” – Matthew 19:26

Shipwrecked Sunset

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Lighthouse in the Trees

Here’s another one of the Grays Harbor Lighthouse. You can climb 135 stairs to get to the top and I believe there’s a guide up there to give you some history. I was informed by a volunteer that the fresnal lens is turned on a couple times a year which might be cool to check out.

“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it” – Matthew 10:39

Lighthouse in the Trees

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Grays Harbor Lighthouse

During our day trip to Westport a few weeks ago we made a stop by the Grays Harbor Lighthouse. The lighthouse is the tallest in Washington state and the third tallest on the west coast. The weird part about this lighthouse is that it isn’t on the shore or on an overlook like most lighthouses. I was curious as to why this is so and read that it used to be 400ft off the shore but due to the accretion (beach growth) caused by the jetty built at Grays Harbor it is now about 3,000ft offshore. So there you have it.

“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell” – Matthew 10:28

Grays Harbor Lighthouse

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White River Cabin

Here’s a shot I took last summer of a cabin in the White River Campground located in Mount Rainier National Park. I’m not sure if you can stay in it or if it is for park rangers only. Anyway, there are some pretty nice hikes in this area. One of the trails can get you to the summit of Mount Rainier via the Inter Glacier. I’ve made it as far as Camp Curtis at around 9,000ft. Definitely some awesome views if you’re up for it.

“Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few'” – Matthew 9:37

White River Ranger Station

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Lighthouse Path

Here’s one from the North Head Lighthouse in Washington taken along the loop trail to the lighthouse and back. It’s a pretty short and easy loop. Check it out.

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” – Matthew 5:44

Lighthouse Path

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