We’ve almost reached the end of the Diablo Lake Trail-
Ross Dam is an impressive structure!
Interesting footnote- Seattle gets close to 20% of it’s electricity from these hydro dams and that’s the primary reason why Boeing first set up shop in Seattle- cheap electricity!
Father and Son near on the Diablo Lake Trail, North Cascades National Park-
We hiked down to the base of the dam where there’s a pretty cool suspension bridge-
With a bit of effort we managed to swing the bridge (probably a bit naughty, but there was no one about)
Boat dock at the base of the Ross Dam-
This looked like the perfect spot for a picnic
There had been a big landslide that blocked the Ross Dam access road and trail and they were in the process of cleaning it up-
Kristhawee filled his hat with pinecones, then started chucking them at me!
It was getting late and it was about 4 miles back to the bike, so we headed back-
This year I brought my MSR water filter and we ended up using it a lot. Much easier than carrying a lot of water, we’d simply refill our hydration packs as needed and there was never any difficulty finding water-