Believe it or not we bought another Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited. We decided to trade-in the BMW X5 because it was very temperamental. Even under the BMW warranty no one wants to visit the dealer every month for issues. The Wrangler is such a fun vehicle with a ton of unique customization features that keep you busy and gets you where you need to go. In addition, the Jeep suits us and our active lifestyle so much better–no more worries about parking a $65,000 SAV at a remote trailhead. Look for some great stories on upgrades and adventures. Mike at the AutoNation dealership in Bellevue was great to work with and made sure that the transaction was seamless because they also own the local BMW dealership.
In our first adventure, we traveled down to Mount Rainier and hiked to over 7,000 ft. Less than half the way up the mountain.
This is a great National Park to visit filled with a ton of hiking and sites. Less than 2 weeks after we visited in October the snow began to fall again. By the middle of November all visitors must have tire chains and emergency supplies in their vehicles just in case a sudden storm hits the park.
Mount Rainier is also a volcano that could potentially erupt at any time. It is a dark and looming mountain that calls out to be climbed by only the very confident at over 14,000 to its peak. Many unfortunate climbers have lost their lives over the years due to sudden weather change and unstable slopes
This is a must see park if you are visiting Washington state in the summer.