My really cool husband, who happens to be an engineer (some may argue that is an oxymoron), sometimes will have a job in a really cool place. One time it was the Bahamas and I decided that I needed to tag along for that one. This time it was Stehekin, and once again, I thought he would probably need my help (Like holding down the hammock at the Stehekin Valley Ranch while he worked up the road).
When we lived in western Washington, we rode our horses into Stehekin every summer. We would start at Rainy Pass off the North Cascade Hwy. and ride 22 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail to the Stehekin valley. It was an 8 hour ride, but we loved it. Once we got to the ranch we spent time river rafting, riding bikes, going to the bakery, and eating…….lots of eating……….and thinking about eating. The food at the ranch is to die for. Every activity centered around what time we needed to be back to the ranch to eat. Stehekin is a magical place, and did I mention the food was good? If you ever get the chance to go you should. The hammock is up and waiting for you.
(Nikon D50, 1/100 sec. at f/11, ISO 200, 18 mm)