Easton, WA. August, 2020

8/26/2020. Hiking with friends

8/23/2020 My birthday party in Easton.

8/21/2020 Eason Lake

8/18/2020 Denny’s Creek to Melakwa lake.

Monday was a hiking day! I found this not far from us a very interesting trail -Denny’s Creek to Melakwa lake. Parking at the trail head was a very busy place- that worried me a little bit, but once we got to the first falls, the crowds – mostly parents with hordes of kids thinned out, and the higher we got the fewer people there were. Some trail info was saying that it was 3 to 4 miles one way which sounded not bad, so we took a Dixie with us- at the end – my GPS showed that was 5.6 miles, but that was after we got to the lake via Hemlock pass. It was amazingly beautiful hike –not simple especially for our senior dog. We stopped at Keekwulee Falls and had a lunch on the rocks, taking in the view of valley below us, of rushing water above and below and around us. After the falls it really starts to climb zigzagging through the talus deposits, creek bed, woods, and wild flower colorful patches. When we got to the lake we were ready to jump because of moonscape beauty of the crystal clear lake, chance to rest and relieve that all three of us made in one piece. It was like a paradise up there! Ark and Dixie jumped in the icy water and I was making friends with guy and his dog. Man was very serious with a dog- every time dog would try to bark at the Dixie- man looking into dogs eyes would say -“Angel, you have to modify your behavior!”. Way back was a little bit a struggle for the Dixie- 11 miles in total would be too much for majority dogs and humans, but chicken jerky , water, and loving support made all that better

8/9/2020 Perfect day in Easton with our friends Alyona, Ivan, and Nata, The Kid.

8/2/2020 Hiking Bean Creek trail North-East of Easton with friends Mike and Rena. Mountain slopes in full bloom.

8/1/2020 Ride to Cle Elum. We continue to explore Iron Horse trail, but this time we went more east to the Palouse to Cascades State park in Cle Elum.
The name Cle Elum, which means “swift water” in the language of the Kittitas Indians, was given to a river, a town, and also a beautiful tranquil lake created by the construction of the Cle Elum Dam. Cle Elum was officially incorporated on February 12, 1902. We ride 32 miles gravel trail bike round trip to the entrance of state park, and got nice lunch in Smokey’s Bar-B-Que -the local restaurant.

7/29/2020. Yesterday we left Portland, OR, and landed in proud city of Easton, WA, about one hour drive east of Seattle. With our arrival local population jumped from 467 to 469. We stay in the Easton state forest, one minute walk from beautiful Easton lake. Today we took 25 miles round-trip bike ride on the historical tunnel path to Hayek lake. Water was crystal clear and great for swimming, especially considering unusually hot day.

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  • 8/1/2020 Ride to Cle Elum. We continue to explore Iron Horse trail, but this time we went more east to the Palouse to Cascades State park in Cle Elum.
    The name Cle Elum, which means “swift water” in the language of the Kittitas Indians, was given to a river, a town, and also a beautiful tranquil lake created by the construction of the Cle Elum Dam. Cle Elum was officially incorporated on February 12, 1902. We ride 32 miles gravel trail bike round trip to the entrance of state park, and got nice lunch in Smokey’s Bar-B-Que -the local restaurant.

    It is pity that you did not visit us. We live in Cle Elum on the top of hill with views like you pictures.
    BK

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