The highway closes from Mid Oct. through late March or April depending on the snowfall.
Our first glimpse of snow.
I can see why these are nick- named the Alps of North America.
We saw more waterfalls than you can count.
The green color of the water is due to glacial melt. This beautiful lake is named Lake Diablo.
Wild flowers grew by the roadside at the lower elevations.
Rainy Pass! We planned for a short hike here. The parking lot was closed due to snow. The air was not cold. We had on tee-shirts and were quite comfortable.
We are now at Washington Pass. This is the highest road point in the state( 5200 feet).
Just amazing. The warm air was filled with the scent of pine.
Thanks so much for joining me. Tomorrow we are going to Winthrop,a town just the other side of the mountains, then through the Methow Valley.