Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lake Chelan


Two and a half days of our Washington State vacation was spent in Stehekin which is part of the North Cascades National Park. The only way to get to Stehekin is by boat ride, float plane or by hiking in. We chose the Lady of the Lake  boat ride which starts in the town Lake Chelan and goes for 55 miles to Stehekin. There are two choices the slow boat Lady of the Lake for 4 hours or the Lady express for 2 and half hours. Our stay at Stehekin was for two nights so we just packed up what we needed for these days for our stay at the Stehekin Landing Resort. We decided to do the four hour boat ride on the first day and come back on the express. We would leave the dock at Lake Chelan at 8:30am and arrive in Stehekin at 12:30. We did make three stops along the way in places called Field Pt, Lucerne and another when we pulled to shore to pick up some backpackers. It is a very scenic boat ride starting off with beautiful lake homes, fields of apple trees and some vineyards near the town of Lake Chelan and eventually becoming all mountains on both sides of the lake. It did not rain but it was a very cloudy overcast day. The clouds added to the scene hanging low on the mountains. More about Stehekin on another post.


There were waterfalls along the lakeshore



Below is the stop to pick up some backpackers is an area that was used years ago for the taping of a Lassie movie staring Elizabeth Taylor



Stehekin is a place for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. No telephones and no TV's just enjoy nature.





I am linking up to Watery Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday thanks to 2sweetnsaxy and Susan for hosting these great memes.

And thanks for stopping by to see my post and blog. I hope you enjoyed my post.

37 comments:

  1. I enjoy through your journey.

    Thank you.

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  2. I would have enjoyed that boat trip. It so reminds me of Canada.

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  3. What a beautiful enchancting place. Great photos.

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  4. this is a majestic place, wow!

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  5. What gorgeous scenery! I wouldn't mind going without TV or telephone in order to enjoy nature such as shown in your photographs!

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  6. Oh Eileen, That is fabulous... Love that entire area and would love to go there sometime... WOW!!!

    Love the waterfalls --but I'm sure you guessed that... ha

    Thanks so much for sharing... I've written this down on my 'bucket list'... ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. Hi, mi piace molto la foto con l'aereo adagiato sull'acqua !
    Buona serata.

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  8. GOD!!!!what a beautiful place!!!!!!



    i want to pack my bag immediatly and go there!!!!


    i have to visit you more often you are soo n9ce with those photoes..thanx thanx thanx

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  9. Wow! That first photo is wonderful!!

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  10. OMG this place is beautiful!!! My heart skips more when I see the falls. Great shots Eileen and thanks for sharing!
    Watery Wednesday

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  11. Beautiful photos, Eileen! The water looks unwrinkled and the hillside close. I agree … the clouds lend a nice touch to the atmosphere. :)

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  12. I WANT TO GO!!!!!!!! That is so beautiful. I hope you are having a wonderful time. I have a friend that has a cabin & guesthouse in Washington & hope to visit next year. Your banner is 2die4!!!!!!! Charlene

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  13. This is what I need, a real vacation, when no phones are ringing.

    The views are breath taking!

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  14. Thank you for tour around the lake Eileen! I had a good time with the your photos.

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  15. Stunning collage of water views! And love the sceneic photos that follow! What an experience to see all this!

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  16. Thank you for the photo tour! Wonderful pictures!

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  17. Those are awesome shots Eileen... thanks for sharing them!!!
    Happy Wednesday to you!

    Cheers Tracy
    www.goodgirlgoneaverage.blogspot.com

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  18. That really looks like a great trip. You really have some nice pics form there!

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  19. I've heard of this long, skinny lake and even have driven close by, but I've never seen it close up. Thanks for sharing these great pictures. Now I have a better idea of what it looks like. In spite of the gray skies, it is beautiful!

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  20. stunning scenery! i'm glad you take the boat ride and shared the trip with us.

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  21. The little corner of the boat gave away as to what is that white bubbles of water.

    I enjoyed your post as much as you enjoyed your trip and posting it. Thanks.

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  22. We had a great trip to Lake Chelan several years ago. Wonderful photos!

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  23. Wow....I really like the photo share, but the one that captures the essence of the area for me would be the one you framed so perfectly of the water plane.


    My Watery photos are about the 'disaster area' in town during a day long rainstorm. Click Here if you'd care to join me today with your visit.

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  24. Hello Eileen,

    What a gorgeous place! Definitely a place where you can enjoy nature without any interference!

    Thank you for tour!

    ~ Tracy

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  25. Breathtaking! Although I've never been on the Lady of the Lake I've boated to Stehekin and camped along the lake. Thanks for the memories!

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  26. Eileen: What a wondrous place to visit, your captures are beautiful.

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  27. Such breathtaking scenery. I have only seen the Cascades from the interstate driving north from Seattle to Vancouver but, even in that respect, they are spectacular. One of these days, I need to take a detour and actually get into the mountains.

    Your photography is incredible.

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  28. Your photo's are like a travel brochure. Thank you for sharing.

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  29. Beautiful place and love all your photos. Thank you for taking us there. Great post.

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  30. Stunning! You do a wonderful job capturing the beauty all around you! I seriously had an 'I've got to go there' moment reading this post. Thanks for taking us along!
    ~Holly

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  31. Fascinating collection of photos. Love the info, especially the part about Lassie.

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  32. I live in WA and have never visited Lake Chelan! I wanted to this summer but we just didn't have the time or finances~ maybe next year! Thanks for the tour!
    Hope you enjoyed your time in our beautiful state!

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  33. Fantastic shots, Eileen. Love the waterfalls so much.

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  34. Hi Eileen,
    My name is Jane and I'm with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Lake Chelan to share on our site and I came across your post...If you're open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Jane

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