Love a spontaneous adventure, especially around the Northern Cascades of Washington state, US Northwest area.
I enjoyed two half days to and through the Okanogan National Forest, camping with friends at the Little Naches campground. All, very close with the camp about 25 miles to the Mount Rainier. Just the cheer with a little hiking and night drinking was enough. The simple pleasures of camping and hiking were renewed, as such was long overdue with the extraneous stresses of city life.
There are pictures, with some note below:
Stepping outside the 410 freeway. Here, a vista view of some mountains and glaciers, I am unsure of on name. The funny thing here, are several views adjacent to each other on the road, divided by some nearby trees. The three views are different yet so close to each other of the same area. This one is best.
This is from the scenic route on the 410 freeway, heading east and further up.
When reaching your destination, look up and let it sink in. On a fast cloudy day like this, look up often. No two views over time were the same. The clouds move fast in the Northwest.
Get to know your surroundings. Also, have good sturdy shoes.
The Naches River is peaceful. The ambiance of running water, free of honking cars, is a better thing.
The light dryness of the rocks resting above the busy water.
Enjoy nature to the smallest parts. I always do.
Have a seat.
Love this moment.
O look, a squirrel!
“A squirrels teeth grow continuously. Their incisor’s will grow six inches per year, but stay short due to the constant wear they receive. “
– fact from squirrels.org
(More from this trip is coming soon, in another post)