One last US stop, the Future of Flight Boeing Factory tour. It’s just north of Seattle. We booked some tickets online a week ago as the slots fill up and there was a 3 hour wait if you just walked up.
Our first stop was Snoqualmie to the west of Seattle. There was an interesting waterfall here, not so much for the 268 ft fall, but because it was the site of the first underground hydro power station, built in 1898. And the original plant is still operating today.
Sunrise is on the Noreast face of the mountain, and higher elevation than Paradise, so there are fewer meadows and more alpine tundra. First up we selected a spot at the White River Campground, then headed up the moutain to the trail heads. Beautiful morning!
Very scenic drive on the forest service roads as we head north. They are paved but slow and windy and quite a bit of subsidence in places. You would pay good money at a fairground for a ride like that. I’m not adverse to a bit of 0 Gravity, but not so much for the the contents in the RV.
We left our BW hosts, Canada bound. A slight diversion off HW20 got us to some amazing Tulip fields. Skagit Valley has a full on Tulip Festival every year, this was one of the many fields in bloom.
Next morning stopped by Cresent Lake lodge for some pics. The Ranger station was closed for the season, so this boat ramp would also make a good off season overnight park.