We left Bozeman and planned to drive a mere 275 miles to St. Regis, where we stayed for one night. But we have something interesting planned for the evening's entertainment.
We detached and drove back to Superior, MT. What are these folks doing? They are waiting for the Shakespeare in the Park company to begin their performance of The Recruiting Officer.
This was a great comedy, and not too hard to follow, because it was written about 100 years after the time of Bill Shakespeare.
I love some of the facial expressions.
Well, all's well that ends well, and we had an uneventful drive the next day of 310 miles or so, to just north of Twisp, WA, at the Riverbend RV Park.
Roger's opening champagne??!!
This is our 100th night in the little trailer. In 2.5 seasons.
The next morning, we headed up the road to start the North Cascades Scenic Hwy, but HAD to stop in Winthrop for great cinnamon buns. Susie is sooo happy. Fresh out of the oven buns with hot coffee on a cool, rainy morning.
One of the view spots near Washington Pass. Roger is in the burnt orange rain jacket. Appropriately.
We changed our plans and decided to hike near Rainy pass, starting out in - what else - a light rain. The woods are lovely.
It's stopped raining, so we are enjoying the meadows on the climb to Lake Ann.
A really neat meadow, with pika screeching constantly.
Some peaky peaks.
Light rain forces us to put on our pack covers as we approach Lake Ann
Some bog gentian, that have not opened yet.
Some nice reflections
Heading back down.
Susie photographing some mountain ash bushes.
The photo. Tough to do on a cloudy day.
But hey, we got to the County Park (Howard Miller Steelhead Park) where we are to stay for two nights. It is Friday night, so what else for dinner other than pizza on the grill.
Next morning, we decided to hike to Watson Lakes. The drive in maybe only 30 miles or so, but it is a good 90 minutes from Rockport. The 10.5 miles of gravel road is not horrible but we averaged about 17 mph on it. The trailhead had maybe 20 cars at it.
The first part of the hike is a climb thru the woods.
Lots of trail improvements in places.
A really nice meadow.