I was traveling across Washington on hi-way 20. The highlight of this route is the gorgeous Washington Pass area.
The unique, intense turquoise hue of the lake's water is attributed to the surrounding glaciers that grind rocks into a fine powder that is carried into the lake through creeks. That fine powder, also called glacial flour, stays suspended in the lake, giving the water its brilliant color.
It is a beautiful area that calls to me to spend more time exploring here. But alas, I was more interested in visiting my friend in Vancouver BC. I will return.
From Steamboat Springs I headed west while the WINs continued on the circuit north to Cheyanne.
My first stop was in McCall ID I to visit my good friend Adelle and her daughter in law, Tina. We reveled in two days of marathon game play.
Taking a short. Adelle has a lovely cabin on a beautiful small lake
We did take a break to pick Huckleberries
There were not many ripe Huckleberries. Stands in the area sell Huckleberry pies.
I can't imagine how long it would take to pick enough of these tasty nuggets for a pie.