Wednesday, October 31, 2007

we are back

We are back sorry for the absents just got busy and lost track of time. Last week we went on a trip to Wenatchee, and Port Townsend. I didn't take as many pictures as I had planned but I did take some about 140 or so.

I love old highways some how they fascinate me, they use to find ways to go around and over things, it seems like now when it comes to building roads you don't have to try to figure out how to go around or over anything you just go through it. Anyway here are some pictures of the old Blewett pass this use to be the main highway from highway 2 near Leavenworth to Ellensburg, you can still go over the old pass but Ranger and I didn't go very far up the pass because as you can see it is very narrow and the drop off the side in the first picture is about 600 feet to the bottom , and this is only about 2 miles up the road, and the road is 10 miles long, and nobody knew that we were up there. I hope to go back there next year and travel the entire road before you can't travel it anymore.

This was an area at the start of the old pass, Ranger got to be out without his leash and he really enjoyed that. As you can see it was a bit on the cool side and this was about 10:30 in the morning.

Well my posts for awhile will be of our trip, but don't worry I wont bore you with all 140 of my photos , I hope.

Monday, October 22, 2007

seven mile again

Here are a few more shots from seven mile

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Here are a few more photos from Seven mile.When you stand near these towers you can hear the electricity going through the wires.

Another unknown weed.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

seven mile

These are Canadian geese.

These two shots are of the Spokane river near seven mile.

I don't know what these weeds are but I thought they were interesting.

Monday, October 8, 2007

first outting

Ranger and I went on our first outing since his surgery, so we went out to seven mile which is on the Spokane river, and is real easy hiking.

Ranger and I had a wonderful time and he was so excited, here he is watching a squirrel that saw us and ran up the tree what fun.

Ranger loves to play with pine cones, one of his favorite games is fetching the pine cone.

Saturday, October 6, 2007


We just wanted to let everyone know that Ranger went in to the vet Friday, and got a clean bill of health, he is very happy about this, as you can see he is smiling. We want to thank everyone for their concern. Ranger wanted to let everyone know that we will be out exploring and roaming the country side in search of more photos. Thanks again, Lloyd and Ranger

Friday, October 5, 2007

more july motorcycle trip

This is part of highway 20 the North Cascade highway, which is of course in the Cascade mountain range, it is a beautiful motorcycle trip or car trip, this was toward the end of July, there is a portion of the road that is closed in the winter, as you can imagine how much snow there must be. For more information copy and paste this address into your browser.

This is Mount Baker which also is in the Cascade range here is some info on it. Mt. Baker Elevation: 10,800 ft (3285 m) has been very active over the last 10,000 years. Over that time it has had one pyroclastic flow, at least four small tephra eruptions, at least two lava flows and at least eight mud flows. Mud flows remain the largest hazard on Mt. Baker. Mt. Baker erupted in 1843. This eruption resulted in the deaths of many fish in the Baker River, a large forest fire, and the dropping of volcanic ash. The release of steam occurred at Mt. Baker in 1975-6, but no eruption followed this event. One of the most recent formations on Baker is a ~2500 ft (~760 m) wide, ~330ft (~100 m) high cinder cone and its ~7 mile (~11 km) long lava flow at Schreibers Meadow.Mt. Baker has erupted 13 times in recorded history. Its last eruption was in 1880.

This is Protection Island we took a tour boat out around the island, at first glance this looks like rocks but look closer these are sea loins. We also got to see the tufted puffins. Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge Protection Island Refuge is located near the mouth of Discovery Bay in the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Jefferson County, Washington. Approximately 70 percent of the nesting seabird population of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca nest on the island, which includes one of the largest nesting colonies of rhinoceros auklets in the world and the largest nesting colony of glaucous-winged gulls in Washington. The island contains one of the last 2 nesting colonies of tufted puffins in the Puget Sound area. About 1,000 harbor seals depend upon the island for a pupping and rest area.

We stayed at my mother-in-laws in Discovery Bay here are a couple of shots from her yard

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

more July trip

These shots are at Port Angeles Washington, it is on the Olympic Peninsula, and a very beautiful place. Ranger gets his stitches out Friday so things should get back to normal for us .