||In August 2001 we spent some time in the north western region of the US.
Starting in Denver, Co we spent some time in the
Rocky Mountains National Park. |
But the weather there, with thunderstorms forming already at noon, sonn drove us further north, to Wind River Range.
The weather there was no better here, so we decided to take one giant leap up to Glaciers National Park.
Up here in Montana the weather has calmed down, and we agreed upon staying up in the north, now heading west to Washington. Yellowstone National Park was postponed for the end of the trip.
The next stop was at the Alpine Lakes Wilderness where we wanted to hike Snow Lake, but had to change our destination on short notice because wildfires were on most of the trails.
Having been not too successful at the Alpine Lakes, we continued to North Casvades National Park were we had a nice hike up Cascade Pass.
The following trip took us to Olympic National Park where we enjoyed a short but scenic hike.
Mount Saint Helens proved to be a really moon-like landscape, following the blast in the 80's all the trees got flattened, now pointing away from Mt. St. Helen's ex-summit.
On the way back, we finally made it to Yellowstone National Park, a highlight of the trip.
The last stop was Grand Teton National Park.
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