Kasnick Photography - Glacier NP to Cascades Mtns.
This part of the trip encompases leaving Glacier NP,
crossing Idaho (never did see any spuds) going to Sand
Point Idaho, then on to Spokane WA, and out to the Cascade
One may think I am tired of mountains, but not so, I don't think
I will ever tire of their beauty. Tonight I am camped in a USDA
campground alongside a creek which I can hear. It will lull me
to sleep tonight, allthough I won't need much help as I woke
up this morning at 4:30 a.m. The sun seems to come up
earlier as I get further west. Glad I am about as far west as I
can be or I would be getting up before I went to bed! haha.
Along this part of the trip, I did stay in a nice town of Sand
Point, and then went to Spokane. Both are known for their
beauty, and they are. Sand Point in particular has been hit by
the recession as I saw houses that were appraised for $350
and for sale for $189. Ouch. Also, many stores in malls are
hurting or gone. Not WalMart though, thank goodness since I
get to stay there free! Along the way I passed through valleys
where 8 out of 10 farms were for sale. Strange to see houses
with a 45 degree pitch on their roofs too. Hmmm, do you think
that heavy snowfall has anything to do with that.
In Glacier, I met a resident of West Glacier who told me that
their "Golden Time" is only three months in the summer to do
anything. Other than that it is cold and snowy! I did not tell her
too much about Tennessee or she would get people to move
there in droves.
The terrain changed on this part more than any other. I came
down out of the Mtns, had to drive the scary road to the sun
again, but did get those shots of the Big Horn Sheep. Then
passed over really nice fields of alphalfa, mostly irrigated.
And hit the area of black crystalized lava. This last flowed 6
million years ago, and covers almost 2 states, one to two
miles thick. It is so heavy that the Western states actually
sank a little from the weight. Really! Then into the Cascades
after staying a night along Roosevelt Lake behind Grand
Coolee Dam. This is the 4th largest power source in the US
and energizes the North West.( haha a little play on words