Thursday, September 23, 2010

Skywatch Stehekin

After arriving in Stehekin we quickly threw our luggage into our room and decided to take a walk along the lakeshore trail. The trail followed the lake and there were many views of the lake and sky along the way. There was one part where the trail looked like it had been thru a mudslide and water was cascading down into the lake. This trail goes 17.2 miles and a stopping point  for backpackers along the way  is  Moore Point which is 7 miles from Stehekin. I was birding along the trail hoping to see some lifers from the west coast. I heard all kinds of birds and of course they all hid from my camera.




The mudslide was cause from a heavy rain strom a few weeks before we got there. It looked so fresh like it just happened.


We were happy to see some blue sky poking out from all those clouds.


An overcast sky and some of those stubborn clouds were still hanging low on the mountains.





Luckily the skies were just overcast and we did not see any rain. After our walk we looked forward to our dinner at the Stehekin Landing's restaurant and a delicious dessert from the famous Stehekin bakery.

These cloudy skies are my skywatch for this week.
 To see more skies from all over click here:  Skywatch Friday

Thanks for stopping by and thanks to the hosting team of Sylvia, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Klaus.

26 comments:

rainfield61 said...

It most be a comfortable and cool walk.
I like to see the cloudy sky and flowing water.

Simply beautiful.

thomas said...

Wow! this mudslide is dangerous if anyone were to be in its way.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Eileen
magnifiche foto :) per SW.
Buona giornata.

Dishesdone said...

Looks like a beautiful place to hike. Although a mudslide sounds a little scary!

Gaelyn said...

Lake Chelan is still as beautiful as ever. Even with cloudy skies.

Sylvia K said...

What a beautiful place and such lovely skies! Terrific captures as always, Eileen! Hope you had a great trip! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

LivingSoAbundantly said...

Well done! :0)

EG Wow said...

What a great place!

Ebie said...

I love the DOF of your mountain shots! I also love the misty feel of the last shot.

What marvelous photos you took on your vacation!

Indrani said...

You have such lovely series of shots.
Mesmerizing scenes. :)

AL said...

Wow I like the last photo! It's breathtaking!

Lina Gustina said...

What a beautiful place!
Be careful with the mud slide...

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wenn said...

love yr series of skies!

eden said...

These are beautifully captured, Eileen. Love the place and your beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.

Have a great weekend.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place. Very scenic.

Hilda said...

All are fantastic shots, but the scene in your first photo is just magnificent!

Have a wonderful weekend, Eileen!

Ann said...

I like the trees grown so close together, and the lower branches trimmed off. They do it here too.

Small City Scenes said...

Wow you were in Washington State. I wish I had known--I would have waved as you went by.
I love the North Cascades and am up there at least twice a month---well I live not too far from there. It is great---cloudy or sunny. I am glad you got to see and do bunches of stuff too. From Seattle to Stehekin and who knows where else. MB

Al said...

Stunning scenery and great shots of it. That looks like a place I'd love to visit.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh yes I remember those Pacific Northwest skies! You were lucky not to get rain. The pictures are lovely -- sorry the birds hid (I am having the same kind of luck on the East coast!)

diane said...

What a beautiful place. Careful of the mudslides.Dinner sounded yummy.

magiceye said...

gorgeous images all!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I can almost smell the freshness in the photos!

xinex said...

It's so beautiful, Eileen! The mudslide did not even take away any of its beauty....Christine

Kirigalpoththa said...

What a marvellous scenery! Water seem to be quite rough along the slopes during rainy seasons.

Viola said...

Lovely skywatch! I could not find your last for 30th Sept.. So I found this one. What a great nature you're having there! And I like your heading as well! :)