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FIRST 2014 TRIP TO EAST-SIDE OF CASCADES

Short hike in the (Middle Fork) Teanaway River Valley on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014. We (Lynne and Dave) originally had planned to visit this area in early/mid May but had to postpone several times. We were a bit surprised that from what we could see this area is VERY popular with horseback riders. We did not encounter any spectacular sweeping flowers-capes. The closest  we encountered was a spectacular clump of paintbrush…but just at that point my camera lost it’s battery power.DSCN0359_057 DSCN0360_058 DSCN0361_059 DSCN0362_060 DSCN0363_061 DSCN0364_062 DSCN0365_063 DSCN0366_064 DSCN0367_065 DSCN0368_066 DSCN0369_067 DSCN0371_069 DSCN0372_070 DSCN0373_071 DSCN0374_072 DSCN0375_073


SECOND 2014 TRIP TO EAST SIDE OF THE CASCADES

In June, Lynne and I visited Leavenworth WA to unwind at the Granite Hills B&B. On the way into town, we paused a winery tasting lodge. The lodge had obviously hand-sown wildflowers all around. On the second day we hiked along the river front and got a neat photo of a white flowering bush. Other photos on this trip turned out to be disappointing.

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THIRD 2014 TRIP TO THE EAST SIDE OF THE CASCADES

The second week in July Lynne and I headed out to visit Spokane…where I was born and spent my childhood and teenage years. I was curious to see the extent of change and to bring back old memories (at it turned out, the memories that came back were not what I had expected). The tour in route to Spokane lead through Vantage where I snapped a photo of a herd of bighorn sheep…one of several that the State Game and Fisheries Department apparently was reintroducing to public lands. The tour in route also lead through the Grand Coulee Dam area, Reardan and Long Lake Dam. The second day out we visited Mt. Spokane State Park and then the Bowl and Pitcher Park on the third.

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