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Aug 15, 2014 - Mazama, WA

We slept in today. The first time in about 2 months. A lazy start to the rest of our trip. We set off with a plan to cross the northern Cascades. My gosh, they are worse then the mountains in Alaska! Up hill, down hill, up again. we saw Diablo Lake from way up, and the picture of two roads we drove it going down. That was a big hairpin turn! We only made it 1/3 of the way today, and camped at a National Forest camp ground for the night. Those sites are not made for big fifth wheels, let me tell you. But Larry, being the excellent driver...

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Jul 28, 2012 - Winthrop

Mazama, WA Since the town where we are staying, Mazama, is actually just an intersection, we wandered down the road to Winthrop to see what it was like. It is really cool – especially for a place with less than 400 residents. The whole main street is an old fashioned board walk with lots of neat shops. There were tons of tourists popping off pictures, eating ice cream, and poking through the shops. Just like us! We also checked out nearby Falls Creek Falls – such a clever name. It is a pretty setting. They told us there were moose in this...

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Jul 27, 2012 - Let’s take the high road!

Mazama, WA We had quite a storm last night and had to use flashlights but, when it was over, we spotted a lovely double rainbow. We discovered the Mazama airport, a grass field, is just a few yards from the front door of our little cabin. In spite of that, it is a quiet here. So, naturally we left our little abode and went on an explore. We are on the dry side of the mountains now. There are plenty of fir trees with a lot more deciduous trees mixed in and no ferns on the forest floor. From Washington Pass Overlook, we had quite a view –...

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Jul 26, 2012 - It’s called Cascades National Park because …

Mazama, WA Although we were not IN the snow today, we were up next to it. We found a road – of sorts. It took us over 2 hours to traverse a 23-mile, one-lane, pot-holed, dirt road that was sometimes carved into the side of the mountain, sometimes crossing rivers, and sometimes in a heavy forest. It was called Cascade River Road, and now we know why it is called North Cascades National Park. The cascades and waterfalls were way too many to even count. We certainly did not try to take pictures of all of them. The come in every width and...

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