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Oct 15, 2014 - Chelan Lake

Arrived by noon. An easy trip from Twisp WA, then #153 SE to Hwy 97 into Chelan, a pretty town at the bottom of a long lake [named as you might guess 'Lake Chelan']. Hills and vegetation now looking like California....desert sagebrush and low. On our way through Twisp and Carlton, we saw lots of fire damage from the last couple of years. Arrived and found LakeView Lodge, used to be a Best Western. This is the off season, so got good rates, a suite, along with a friendly manager... who had time to talk. Got restaurant recommendations and...

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Jul 28, 2012 - Lake Chelan, WA

When we left Poulbo, WA, we had planned to stop for only a few days to visit the Leavenworth, WA area. Once we got here and saw how beautiful this area is, we decided to add more days and booked our site for a week. That week went fast, we are still seeing a ton of things we want to do, so we paid up for another week in the area. :-) We have learned by living this incredible RV life, you don't want to pass up awesome places while you are near them. It might be years before we are back in this area. We read about Lake Chelan, located about...

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Jul 17, 2012 - Chelan, WA

We took Route 153 to follow the Methow River Valley down to Route 97 toward Chelan. The Valley is very narrow and the road winds a lot crossing and re-crossing the river. At Pateros we turned south following the Columbia River till we turned on 97A toward Chelan. There are basaltic cliffs on both sides of the river which, instead of being fast-flowing, is a chain of lakes behind dams all the way past Wenatchee. Chelan’s main street had road construction. We turned the wrong way and found it difficult to turn around. Then we drove past the...

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Jun 26, 2012 - North Central WA

Heading out to drive over the Cascade Mountains via Washington Pass, we stopped at a small town just past the town of Concrete so Doug to take a photograph of an old steam engine. It turned out to be the town of Newhalen, a wholly owned company town of Seattle's municipal power company, Seattle City Light. Three dams on the Skagit River provide about 18% of Seattle's electrical needs. Newhalen (and a sister town a little further on) was originally built to house the workers and there families during the construction of the dams in the early...

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Sep 14, 2007 - Coeur d'Alene to Beebe Bridge Park near Chelan, Washington

Today's trip is from Idaho to Chelan, Washington. The day started out well enough, getting underway at around 9:00am. Based on some internet research, we decided to fill up with gas before we left Idaho, since prices were cheaper there than in Washington. We knew of a Shell station in Post Falls, so headed down I-90 in that general direction. As we rounded a curve, we spotted a Flying J sign and changed plans to go there, knowing they had big parking lots. Well, there must have been a sale on or something, since the cars and RV's were lined...

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