four years ago today [2012.09.18]
after spending a couple nights at the first campground on the trip, i was back on the road. i stopped at a town up the road, wenatchee, and discovered a nice little local grocery store. it had lots of healthy and specialty foods that i’d never seen before. i ended up trying quite a bit and liked most, if not all, of what i had discovered. there was a really nice girl who worked there that told me about a good hike to lake ann when i mentioned heading over to the north cascades national park. i didn’t end up going to that part of the park though it was nice to meet friendly people along my journey.
on the way to the park, i saw lots of haze and smoke from recent fires. when getting up into higher elevations, i began to find some breathtaking views of the mountains, some of which still had a little snow or ice on them. after leaving an overlook, i kept heading down the road to see what else i would find. i wanted to stop at a nice spot where i could photograph the stars over the mountains. i almost regretted leaving the area where i was as i wasn’t seeing anything for a while. a bit later, i found one spot along the side of the road a little later though it wasn’t quite what i was looking for.. less than ten minutes up the road, i found a nice spot overlooking ross lake just as the day was ending. i spent the night here sleeping under the stars.