Driving to the hike

I think I've mentioned before that if you drive a few hours in any direction from Seattle, you'll be in a totally different environment. From Canada, to the Olympic or Cascade mountains, to the sandy beaches of the pacific. In this case, we drove through the Cascade mountains...

...to the eastern side of the state which is a desert. In the foot hills on the east side, it's irrigated and agricultural (apples). But when you get away from that, it's hot, dry and sage brushy...

...even when you're driving right next to a river!

More soon!

Asthmagirl out!