This time we moved 23 miles into North Cascades National Park for the next eight days.
While we were at Rockport we drove up to North Cascades National Park.
We don’t usually get to do this but we pre-scouted our reserved campsite and it was impossible to park in. Trees had overgrown the entrance. I thought it might be tight from the photos, but I didn’t think it would be impossible. So I had to talk to the staff. A ranger assured me that it was going to be trimmed the day before we arrived and if it was still a problem when we arrived, he would find a place that we could be comfortable during our stay. This is the first time I have had such a great response to a problem.
When we pulled in, we pre-scouted and indeed the trees on the entrance were trimmed and the entrance was big enough – almost. They didn’t cut enough for maneuvering room to make the turn – so I helped them out. I had to remove a site number post from across the street and trim a little more to make the turn.
I had to trim a little more associated with moving our slide in and out. There was a full-sized tree blocking our ability to walk around the RV when the slides were out and the forest was so thick that we can’t walk around the RV with our slides extended. So we didn’t walk down one side of the RV while we were there and pulled in the bedroom slide while we outside.
I replaced the post, so that no one will notice, and will have to remove it again when we depart.
This is a picture of the Skagit River behind the Gorge Dam. The water color is astonishing, the Skagit River gets all its water from glacier melt and this has a high silt content. This is the first time I have seen water this color.
Here is a link to the google map for the area.
Link to our route Jim Creek to Portland
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