Camping Eastern Washington

After the backpacking adventure we headed over the mountains to Eastern Washington where we met up with Andy’s parents for a few days of camping at Salmon – Le – Sac which is in the mountains close to Roslyn which is a cool little town where Northern Exposure was filmed in the 90’s. It’s a great campsite in a beautiful area, we stayed there last Summer and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately a lightening strike started a large forest fire nearby in early August and the whole area has been closed since then. It’s been an incredibly dry Summer here, the driest on record – 55 days straight with no rain at all. Seattle’s reputation as the rainy city is certainly being challenged in the Summer months now, although I’m sure there’ll be more than enough rain in the Winter ! 

Everyone seemed to have brought a hammock along so we strung them all up between the trees and they became the main source of entertainment for the kids. The Pacific Northwest was in the middle of a heatwave when we were there and we spent the days doing very little cooling off at the river. There’s some fantastic hiking close to the campsite but it was too hot for that. You know it’s hot when a glacier fed river becomes an appealing prospect to swim in. Francis spent a very long time working up to doing the cliff jump into the river but he did it, after much coaxing!  It was pretty scary :-0 The kids spent many hours carefully constructing a ‘ hot tub’ by the river, digging in the dirt and taking great delight in being absolutely filthy! 

Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0222Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0227Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0229Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0230Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0232Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0233Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0234Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0235Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0236Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0237Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0240Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0241Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0242Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0244Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0246Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0248Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0250Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0252Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0253Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0255Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0256Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0257Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0258Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0259Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0260Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0262Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0265Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0266Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0267Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0268Seattle 2017 Washington - backpacking_0300

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s