From Bellingham, we drove up toward Mt. Baker. By the time we got to the top, it seemed like we had slipped back in to winter. Temps were in the 30's and there were piles of snow everywhere. Ice flows hung in the lakes and a steady rain fell from a thick, gray sky. The waterfalls were incredible.
On to Anacortes to visit friends Julie and Jay. The following morning, the skies began to clear. We hiked to a beautiful lake called Cranberry Lake, which was very Northwoods-like.
We journeyed south down Fidalgo and Whidbey Islands to the ferry terminal to Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula. By the time we made it to Port Townsend, the sun was blazing hot and the sky was brilliant blue. As we played along the edge of the ocean, we looked forward to the adventure of Olympic National Park just around the corner...
|Jasper at a local park chasing the pigeons!|
|Whitcom Falls in Bellingham|
|A wintry world on the flanks of Mt. Baker|
|Glaciers through the fog on the flanks of Mt. Shuksan|
|Nooksack Falls near Mt. Baker|
|Cranberry Lake in Anacortes with Julie|
|Jasper excited about exploring the edge of the ocean!|