What a beautiful and spectacular National Park and stunning mountain. We camped amongst thick pine trees, it was very private and for the most part, quiet with the sound of a small river in the background.
The next part of our journey took us North to the Columbia River which we crossed over into the Washington State side and then East bound along the river. Although the river is impressive, this was not a particularly interesting part of America as it is hot, dry and uninspiring. We decided the best thing to do was cut straight up to Spokane and then Coeur De Alene Idaho.
Snow and white clouds covered the tops.
We spent days fishing at Newbury Lake near Cranbrook. A peaceful and very tranquil location if you want to get away from it all but still be within 20 minutes of a small town. The Loon pictured above added to the peace and tranquility with its almost haunting call which echoed throughout the valley.