Roads Taken from Okanogan WA

The Road Taken- Washington Roads

A gallery of roads from trips to the Northwest, visiting our brother.

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Washington Water

Dry Falls

Gallery of water in Washington for the H2O challenge

The first photo is Dry Falls you can barely see the kayakers, ant size.

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Omak Lake

 

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Chief Joseph Dam near Bridgeport WA

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Irrigation of apple orchard in Eastern Washington, Brewster.

img_0481My sister- in-law at wet waterfalls (will have to ask her the name )

 

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Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center

 

We drove in and parked.  Through the exhibits and a video we learned a lot about the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Hunting, fishing, artifacts, fur trading industry, There was an exhibit about the 2014 wildfires in the area  We were welcomed at the front desk and shown around by the Museum Coordinator- Kristen Heidenthal

Anthropology & Museum Studies majors as undergrad and a Master’s in Archives and Administration

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Dugout Canoe belonged to Long Jim  a chief of the Chelan Tribe

 

 

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Twenty Hour Journey

First leg of our journey complete.

Mary and I made it to Okanogan via Seattle and Wenatchee Washington to be with our brother David and his wife Carolee.

It’s a long way from New York City.  We got diverted to Minneapolis for a couple of hours but we were fortunate to make our connections. A little more excitement than we needed.

Here’s the article about  what happened on our way to Seattle.  Alaska Air couldn’t have been nicer to us.

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Morning view in Okanogan

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Seattle Airport- The Olympic Mountain range in the distance

 

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Orchards from the Bombarier 400Q plane

 

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Ready for the winter, firewood pile

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Where we sleep in the Yoga Studio

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Washington Parting Shot

Mary suggested this one. The cherry with a tiny leaf still attached on it. Farewell Washington.  We live so far apart and it isn’t an easy trip to make often.  We miss David but feel fortunate to had such a loving and happy relaxed time together.  When you tell someone you are just back from Washington they ask if you made it to the exhibit at the Corcoran and then you have to explain it is Washington STATE.  Washington head silhouettes on all the road signs.  I will have to research the history of how the state got named.

Washington cherry on Mac.
Now it is computer and phone communication from WA to PA and NYC.

Before They Get to the Store

Huge nets to keep HoneyCrisp safe from birds who like to peck the sweet flesh.  Rolls and rolls of Mylar to help the organic Gala apples turn red all over. Planting. Elaborate irrigation. Grafting. Fertilization. Some sprayed with calcium. Insecticide. The organic ones sprayed with fish oil.  Thinning- to space the apples out so they get a certain size.  After the harvest,they go to the packing sheds. They are sorted. Machines with light sensors separate them by color for different grades.  The apples need to be put into trays. packed following International Rules for Sanitation. Boxed Cold storage. Shipped to the store. We buy them . Eat them. 3 images of apples.

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$10.95 Sirloin Steak Special and Wildfire Haze (3 images)

First stop coffee and breakfast rolls at Cinnamon Twisp Bakery, then Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival Barn where we heard world class musicians open rehearsal. We drove to Twisp and Winthrop then on to the North Cascades Goat Mountain.  We hiked a steep trail to see mountains in haze from wildfires in British Columbia.  No guardrails on the narrow gravel road that wound up the mountain.  Made it back to Malott in time for the Friday night Sirloin Steak Specials(that’s Caesar Salad & Garlic Bread & Baked Potato) August 7th plan- Farmer’s Market, call La for her bday! 

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“It’s a Boy Thing”, My Brother Said

Looked dangerous to me. They were far away.  Shot with a 24-70 mm L series lens. Cropped to see the guys jump off the rocks into the alkaline lake.  There are three views of the same frame, figures jumping get smaller and smaller.  A mini-slideshow.

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On the Colville Tribal Reservation, “Omak Lake, the largest saline lake in Washington, is located southeast of Omak. It lies mostly within a steep-walled valley and is the principal body of water in the Omak Lake watershed. Omak Lake has no outlet and is fed by drainage from the surrounding hills and plateaus and from several inlet streams.”