Author Archives: David Gardner

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Painted Hills Unit Wednesday, October 17We took two days to get from the mountainscapes of the Cascades in Washington to the moonscapes of the Painted Hills in Oregon. It was an abrupt transition in temperatures as well, and we soon … Continue reading

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Leaving the Cascades – But Not Quite

Liberty Pass Saturday October, 13We left Winthrop on Friday, headed for the geographic center of Washington – the town of Cashmere. The Chelan County Fairgrounds in Cashmere was the only accommodations we could get on this busy Octoberfest weekend. It is … Continue reading

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Highway 20 Larch Tour

Tuesday, October, 9 We avoided doing any hiking the day after the Dock Butte hike. The beautiful weather of Saturday, turned into the wet, not quite rain, cold dreary Sunday. We spent the day catching up on image processing, writing … Continue reading

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More North Cascades

Friday, October 5A day after our Sauk Mountain hike, we had a late morning inside the rig before venturing out. It was quite overcast, cool and drizzly. We did a drive into North Cascades National Park, but neither of us … Continue reading

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Back to Northern Cascades – West Side

Back to Northern Cascades – West Side Wednesday October 3We left our creekside campground late morning on Wednesday, headed back to the northern Cascade mountains. This time to the west side. The weather forecast was sounding better for the north … Continue reading

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Central Cascades

Lake Wenatchee and Stevens Pass Monday, October 1 Because of almost certain sustained rain in the north, we decided to move a bit south and spend some time in the Central Cascades where rain was much less likely. We found … Continue reading

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Northern Cascades National Park – Blue Lake Hike

Thursday, September 27Another beautiful day greeted us this morning. Scarcely a cloud in the sky. It will be a great day for another of our favorite hikes. The Blue Lake trail is a 5.3 mile out-and-back hike with an elevation … Continue reading

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