The second day of our trip dawned cold and clear, and by breakfast time, there was sunlight coming through the trees, so we soaked that up while we ate—a breakfast of fried eggs, bread and condiments, and granola (muesli) for those who wanted it.
We were on the road by 10:30 or so, and our first stop was Cave Stream. Dad and my oldest brother walked through there four years ago, but this time all the boys and my oldest sister wanted to make the trek, so they did that. While they were underground in the freezing, sometimes waist- or a bit higher water, Mom, my baby sister, and I walked the trail on top and enjoyed the gorgeous scenery!
I admit it. I took far too many pictures while we were driving. But I love mountains!
Looking up toward the Torlesse (?) Mountain range, down the Broken River valley.
It was such a gorgeous area!
My brothers at the cave opening, where Cave Stream runs out to join the Broken River.
Dad and my oldest sister also went through the cave.
The Broken River, downstream.
Cave opening where my brothers came out.
This is the kind of area I’d love to live in, except for the fact that it’s so remote!
After lunch, we went to Castle Hill, where my brothers had fun climbing the gigantic rock outcrops. I carried my baby sister up there, hoping she’d fall asleep, but she ended up staying awake until we got back to the van.
Meanwhile, Mom and I got to do a little exploring in the area—that was beautiful! I love how rugged it is and seeing the mountains in the background.
My brothers were quite exhausted by the time they got back! They aren’t used to quite such strenuous work most of the time!
Switchbacks on Porter’s Pass.
Baby sister was tired!
That evening, we stayed the night with friends, ones I lived with for six weeks this past May/June. It was lovely to catch up with them again!
The next day, Mom and I went to a used book store, and my brothers went to an aviation museum. Post coming soonish, hopefully. 🙂