Campbell's 2017 Western Trip travel blog

KOA Campsite Near North Cascades NP

Kyle Showing Growlers - 2 and 4 pint

Steve enjoying a bean burger with blue cheese and a SasScotch beer


August 25 – Travel from Ellensburg, WA to North Cascades National Park Via Seattle

We had a nice travel day over the mountains but joined hundreds of motorists for an hour in 5 lanes of very slow traffic just east of Seattle on the interstate.

We decided to camp tonight at the Rockport KOA that is about 27 miles west of the park. We will move to our park campsite early tomorrow morning. We did visit our park campsite to check it out. It is a pull through in a thickly wooded site with plenty of space.

After we arrive tomorrow, we will take hikes and attend ranger talks and walks in the park.

The high temperature tomorrow is to be 81F so we will cool Martha down under the pines with the generator as needed.

We had dinner at the local micro-brewery and learned about growlers. Kyle held a small (2 pint) and large (4 pint) bottles for us. This is a definition of a growler:

A growler (/ˈɡraʊlər/) is a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel jug used to transport draft beer in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil and other countries. They are commonly sold at breweries and brewpubs as a means to sell take-out craft beer. Rarely, beers are bottled in growlers for retail sale.

We chose to not purchase either size even though refilling was good value. : ) We will not be in the area long enough. : (

Total miles: 4,412

Nuts and Bolts – We fueled in Ellensburg with bio-diesel and then with the good stuff on the other side of Snoqualmie Pass and got 9 MPG in 70 up and down miles. I added a half gallon of DEF at 3,954 miles.



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