METHOW VALLEY

Yesterday we left for points east and traveled the North Cascades Highway. It’s a beautiful trip that everyone should travel at least once in their lifetime. We stopped for a photo opp at the entrance to the park.

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Here is a little bit of what you see along the way.

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It was a toasty 100 degrees F when we arrived at Riverbend RV Part just outside of Twisp.

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It’s located in the beautiful Methow Valley. That’s pronounced “Met-how”, you don’t say the “th” together like you might ‘th’ink. The campground is located right on the Methow River. This is the river this morning as I was starting my morning walk.

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That’s right folks I did walk this morning and I hope you are walking with me because it was a beautiful morning. The temperature cooled down to a very pleasant 61 degrees but it’s supposed to top out at over 103 today, ouch!

Here are some shots of the Methow Valley area as we walk along the highway.

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Unfortunately all this heat and dry weather is causing some very large forest fires. This appears to be a brand new one that’s starting up just to the north of our campground.

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I was being watched as I walked by. It’s nice to have company so early in the morning.

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This is looking down on our campground toward the Methow River.

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Bug Test! Apparently they are doing some sort of bug test around here to see how many and what kind of bugs are in the area. It’s basically “fly paper” with a grid.

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As many of you know my 73 year old brother Ron is traveling the same roads as we are but on a fully loaded bicycle. After going over the passes yesterday and the narrow hot roads along the Methow Valley I have to say he’s either my “hero” or a complete “idiot”!! This is one of the roads he rode on and you can see how narrow he shoulder’s are. Oh yeah, the speed limit along here is 60 MPH, Holy Crap! Better him than me. The good news is that he leaves each morning very early and stops well before noon.

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And with that I’ll leave you to your “Hump Day”. Thanks for walking with me and hopefully we can do it again tomorrow.

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