Tagged: North Cascades

Fourth of July: North Cascades National Park

Spent the long “traitorous colonials” (aka: Independence Day) weekend with my best friend, her hubs, and their two small humans camping out in North Cascades National Park.  There were camp fires, roasted marshmallow stuffed Reese’s (because this Celiac improvises with candy for Graham Crackers, haha!), bugs with little people, hiking and boat rides.  ‘Merica!

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Diablo Lake

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Blue Lake

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Blue Lake

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The only time I willingly allow bugs in my tent is when a little Heathen happens to be sharing it with me.  All little kids should play with bugs 🙂

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High Steel Bridge and Thunder Creek Trail

As I get older, I find I have a ridiculous appreciation for bridges.  Maybe it’s not overly ridiculous to be glad that people decided to make access to other areas easier, but it still can seem a little strange.  Having previously taken for granted the skills each generation has used to build a bridge, be it steel or wood, I’d just like to send a little shout out to those magnificent bridge builders of past and present – THANK YOU!

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Wooden Bridge connecting the Thunder Creek Trail System – North Cascades National Park

High Steel Bridge - Olympic National Forest

The single-lane steel and concrete High Steel Bridge located in Olympic National Forest.  The bridge was built in 1929 and is 420-feet / 120-meters high

High Steel Bridge - Olympic National Forest - Skokomish River

View of the Skokomish River and part of the steel supports of High Steel Bridge.  Note the size of the evergreen trees and likely size of the river when you’re 420-feet / 120-meters up!