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.
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.
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.