Friday, July 29, 2011

Cascade Loop/Skagit Power Boat Trip & Winthrop

The Skagit River has a series of dams that provide part of the power to Seattle. Saw the Gorge dam first at Newhalem, where there was a cache. 

We had a boat ride on a Skagit Power tour boat. After they had fed us a huge buffet lunch.Saw the Diablo dam that has arches & the light's were from Pioneer Square in Seattle so the early tourists would be reminded of where they were from. 

The views of the mountains from the water were awesome.  

The boat took us past waterfalls and pretty scenes. The water is emerald green from the sediment of the glaciers. At the far end was Ross Dam and we had to turn around. 
The bridge at this waterfall is on route 20  and we crossed it later in the day.

A view point showed us Diablo Lake from above. 

We later saw Ross Lake.  

The mountains got the name of the "Cascade" as there are hundreds of little cascades of water in them. 


 And lots of mountain scenes.  

The mountains got the name of the "Cascade" as there are hundreds of little cascades of water in them. 

Pretty flowers too. 

On the eastern side of the mountains it is drier. Less trees. More farm land. We made camp at Pearrygin State Park near the town of Winthrop. Watched several deer that night just behind our tent. Met a lovely couple from Vancouver, BC. Cheryl & Dale. We went into town for dinner then walked around. It has a western theme and wooden sidewalks.  

Donna even made a friend.

5 comments:

Barbara and Ron said...

Gorgeous pictures!

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Anonymous said...

The view of the mountain is amazing. I really love to have an exciting boat trip here with my partner. He will surely love it here. Our last boat tour together was the whale watching argyll trip and I think the Cascade Loop will be our next.

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