HIGHWAY 20 NORTH

Now that I have Twisp covered it’s time for us all to go for a nice walk north on Highway 20. It’s kind of unfortunate but there are no hiking trails around the campground so to get in some miles I have to walk on the highway with cars racing by at 60 MPH. Still it was a beautiful walk and I got a better look at the Methow Valley.

This is the Methow River, reflecting the smoke clouds which really caught my eye.

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This buck was posing quite nicely against the scrub grass.

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There was a steady stream of fire and rescue vehicles heading toward Twisp and beyond. They were from all over the state as well as from Oregon. There were also about eight large vans carrying firefighters with all their gear stowed on the roof rack. This is one of the fire vehicles.

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I believe this is what they were racing towards. It appears as there was a bit “flareup” on the other side of Twist.

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Oh and did I mention that this is really different but beautiful country? Click on this panorama to see what I saw during my walk this morning.

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Thanks for walking with me, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Be sure to come join me again tomorrow!

2 thoughts on “HIGHWAY 20 NORTH

  1. Be safe on your journey, Ken. We particularly hope your brother’s route doesn’t take him through the smoke and ash from the large fires. That bicycle trip is tough enough, especially in the heat–but sounds like your brother’s tougher! (And you too) I’m glad you’re still able to send us images as you travel. We miss you when you don’t post.

    • Hi Catherine, Kind of a late reply because we are all home safe and sound now but we really appreciate your concerns. My brother missed the smoke and fire by about two days, perfect timing!

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