The next day we hiked two short trails in Newhalem. The first was a hike to a rock shelter used by Native Americans some 1400 years ago. The second was through some gardens along Ladder Creek Falls. The gardens were nice, but they were accompanied by inoperative ponds and lights which would of been amazing.
After Newhalem we continued over Rainy and Washington passes and stopped for lunch at the Western themed town of Winthrop. We then drove to Chelan and spent a wonderful week with my entire family for a family reunion. Several members of Jamie's family were there also as it was their normal time slot.
After Chelen we were off on our own again and headed to Stevens Pass. Normally we would have stopped at Levenworth for some cheesy Bavarian sightseeing, but it was extremely hot that day. We opted instead to hike the shaded trail to Deception Falls before finally heading home.
Ladder Creek Falls
Davis Peak and Diablo Peak
Early Winter Spires and Liberty Bell
Deception Falls Trail
Bridge to Deception Falls
July 10-17, 2009