Return Adventure Trip from Western Canada
Side trip to the North Cascades National Park for the day.
Headed to Newhalem and beyond until I can't go any further.
One way in, one way out. This is one long dead end road.
The road started out crowded but thinned out as I continued.
Most were headed to small towns and alone the way as many
weekend events were scheduled, I later found out.
One popular event was nature watching. I stopped at this one and was glad I did.
I found this local with the right gear and he shared his interest and knowledge with me.
No one around including the scout, I call him, believed I could take
this picture using his spotting scope, but here it is.
My 300mm lens on a Nikon could not even compare with his scope.
Continuing driving through the Cascades, much more to see.
I had a clear day, temperatures around 35F, I drove until I had to turn round at the road closing.
Night was coming on, fog setting in, and temperatures expected to drop just below freezing.
Looking behind me, I knew it was nearing time to leave.
I had climbed quit high and was running out of road and daylight.
Before I hit the road closing, the road had turned to a sheet of ice. It was time to leave.
Ice ahead and just behind me clean road. Turning around was my only option.
I had not sleep in a bed since Sunday night and now it is Saturday night.
It would be mid morning before the fog would lift.
I decided to get a room tonight for the day and night drive back to Santa Rosa.