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2008-07-28 09:00:55

By Scott Sandsberry YAKIMA --Majestic, shadowed forest dominates the trail leading to Owyhigh Lakes in Mount Rainier National Park. The 3.5-mile hike climaxes with the appearance of jagged Governor's Ridge, overlooking a meadow basin with a pair of small alpine lakes. Don't expect views of mighty Mount Rainier on this broad route steadily leading upward to the lakes. Enjoy those on the drive across Chinook Pass and the vista point along Highway 410 before turning off on the White River...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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