So, we have made it to the furthest point west of the continental US yesterday!! Yay! This spot in on an American Indian Reservation in Washington. The trail is really nice!
Two days ago we left Bend around 9 AM and were on a reasonable 6 hour drive when we hit a closed road (US Highway 26) due to… Fire. So many fires out here this year! This one was caused by drought conditions and an RV towing a trailer with a flat tire which caused sparks. So, add about an hour and a half. Then, we ended up in a construction jam for another half hour. Wow, long drive here.
But the views along the way were awesome (when I wasn’t sleeping).
Today was a mellow day. We had lunch at a cute diner called Granny’s Cafe. My pinto bean burger was moist and quite flavorful. We ended lunch with another blackberry treat. We’ve had many desserts, and many blackberries recently!
We spent the rest of the day on the Elwha River. It was just a small shoulder parking spot and a short climb down to the river. We waded across to an “island” made of river rocks and likely covered when the water level is higher. A beautiful and restful place!We leave early tomorrow for the high desert of Washington. So much we didn’t get to do here. So, there are so many reasons we’ll have to come back!!