Monday, July 5, 2010
Pacific Northwest - the coldest part of the country
[Non-Quilty photos follow]
It's true, the rest of the map shows yellow and red but here we have GREEN. It is down right cold, sometimes. Friday we headed to our annual 4th of July camp-out. It requires a drive across a pass at 5400 feet - normally beautifully sunny with all sorts of green and spring flowers in the mountains. This year, it was 38` on Saturday morning up there. We were camped about 1000` lower and it wasn't a whole lot warmer. We managed to get a bit of sunshine Saturday afternoon and again Sunday morning, but my mid-day Sunday, it had clouded up again. Even got a few sprinkles of rain. Alas! We still managed to have a great time, but whine, whine, whine - I want warm and sunshine for several days in a row. I realize that the rest of the country (or much of it) is sweltering - I just would love a few here.
So here are a few snaps of the American River and some shots of the camping in the Wenatchee National Forest - really quite beautiful.