Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday through the forest

We decided to spend another night in Kettle Falls and go sightseeing on a scenic loop road over Sherman Pass.  Look at what we saw…mom and her spotted fawn enjoying lunch:


Colville National Forest boasts over a million acres, filled with elk, moose, rattlesnakes, bears, cougars, and bobcats, making it one of America’s great, untamed wilderness areas.  We agree…and were happy not to experience any rattlesnakes, thankyouverymuch.  But this crossed the road right in front of us:



We were thankful there was no traffic behind us so that we could watch him/her cross to the other side of the road.

There are more road closings reported due to the WA/OR fires, so we are changing course and heading S instead of W today for another grand adventure…that involves a laser light show.

Check back tomorrow for photos and info!

Enjoying life on the road, seeing our beautiful country and her critters.


ivana said...

Ciao Sandy&Dick...

surely your life is not full of boredom, but of interesting adventures1
have a great back home


Joy said...

Love the bear pictures, glad you were able to stop and watch. Especially glad you didn't encounter any rattlesnakes. Safe travels as you head S!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Clicking on the photo, it looks like a young grizzly perhaps??

Sandee said...

You're having a great time and that's all that counts. You are in some beautiful country too. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest.

Have a fabulous day. Big hugs to you and tons of scritches to the babies. ♥♥♥

Barb and the Gs said...

What? No lions and tigers?!

Changing course sounds like a mighty fine idea. Stay safe and happy trails, my friend.

big hugs xoxo

Shahana Shafiuddin said...

The picture of dears remind me the dears of Sundarban, Bangladesh. If you can manage your time you can visit here. It's not an expensive tour.

Jean(ie) said...

Glad you're taking the safe route. Sorry for the rain, but you well know that it's quite needed up there! I can't believe you saw a bear! I've never seen one up here yet. Hubby saw a cougar the last time we were up near mt. Baker.