It has been a long hot summer here in the Pacific Northwest. Sitting in an air conditioned RV is not my idea of camping, so when I received an offer to climb Mt. Rainier, I jumped at the chance to go “camping” where it wouldn’t be so hot! Our guide thought we should camp on Ingraham Glacier, also known as High Camp. High Camp is further up the mountain than Camp Muir where the majority of climbers camp then wake early to attempt the 14,410 ft. summit. Being at the higher location meant we had less elevation to gain, less distance to travel to the summit, could “sleep in” until midnight and it would be quieter as there would be fewer fellow campers than at Muir. It all made sense to me, so I was in full agreement.
Now from my experience, a majority of RVers started out tent camping, so most of you know the drill. Standard procedure after setting up the tent is locating the “facilities”. If your choice of camping location was not a developed campground, you found a nearby tree to provide cover as you went about your business.
This begs the question, where do you go for a little privacy when you are camped on a glacier and there are no trees? I will let the picture below explain!
Going about your business where there are no trees, just one more reason I am glad to be an adventurous RVer with a fully self contained RV and only an occasional tent camper!
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