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Sep 10, 2020 - Along the Skagit River (Again)

Sept. 8, 2020 Howard Miller Steelhead Park When we left Winthrop the day after Labor Day, the smoke was even thicker than it had been the day before. Driving back through the North Cascades, we often couldn’t see the beautiful alpen-like mountains. They were covered by the heavy smoke! Back at Steelhead Park, we settled into different sites than we’d had a week and a half earlier. The nearby mountains were barely visible through the smoke from the eastern part of the State. During an extended Happy Hour, I was on the laptop, trying to...

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Aug 31, 2020 - On the Skagit River

On the Skagit River August 30-31 The Howard Miller Steelhead Park is a three-hour drive from where we live. It’s on Highway 20, about thirty-five miles east of Burlington. This was the third time we’ve stayed in this popular, lovely county park on the Skagit River. Because I’d made reservations back in January, we had two nice pull-through sites. We were as close to the river as we could be. No long after getting our motorhomes situated, we instituted the first of our daily Happy Hours. Later, we enjoyed Lin’s excellent cooking, helping...

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Aug 3, 2015 - Diablo Lake

August 2-3, 2015 Days 1-2 We did our annual summer trip with friends John and Terri. They drove up from their Southern California home in their new Dodge Ram 3500 diesel carrying their new Lance camper. Two years ago we met them in Brookings, Oregon and explored the Oregon Coast as well as the Olympic Peninsula with them. Last summer we camped in the Mt. Rainier area. This year we visited British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast as well as Vancouver Island. Day 1. We left Lacey on a Sunday afternoon and immediately ran into stop and go traffic on...

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Oct 13, 2014 - Rockport, WA

October 13, 2014 Rained overnight but just overcast in the morning. Very nice county park with hiking paths throughout and along the Skagit River. There is not much to the town of Rockport except a Post Office and tavern. We hiked for an hour or so getting our feet soaking wet. The Skagit River is one of the last NW river systems that stocks all five salmon species (sockeye, chinook, pink, cohoe and chum). They say the river is like the canary in the coal mine for predicting salmon health. Was fun seeing the fish jumping in the river! Drove...

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Oct 12, 2014 - Winthrop to Rockport, WA

October 12, 2014 Another nice but much cooler morning, about 45 degrees. Walked back into town to the Rocking Horse Bakery for breakfast. Still very good and great place to people watch! Headed west on HWY 20 that will take us between 2 parts of Cascades NP. Within 20 miles of Winthrop we were climbing rapidly and the temperature fell to the low 40’s. Was spitting rain and low cloud cover was preventing us from seeing some of the jagged peaks that already were snow covered. The Cascades are known as the “American Alps.” We stopped at...

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Sep 10, 2009 - North Cascades: Skagit River

North Cascades Trip, Sept. 8-21, 2009 Rockport, WA Howard Miller Steelhead County Park Sept. 8-9, 2009 The 140 mile drive from Lacey to Rockport was most enjoyable. We took I-5, the 405, and then exited at Arlington, driving through the small town of Darrington. There was some construction north of Darrington. There also was a school-bus delivering kids from their first day of school. It stopped about half a dozen times. Then we pulled into the Howard Miller Steelhead County Park at Rockford. It’s part of Skagit County Parks & Recreation....

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