solo kayaking in north cascades
restoring my soul
Recently, I have committed myself to pursue quiet solitude twice a year. Winter and summer, I try to get away from phones and work, to places of beauty and rest. This sanity time restores strength to my whole being.
ross lake summer 2014
In summer 2014, I explored and camped along beautiful Ross Lake. Beginning in Diablo Lake, I portaged to Ross Lake, and kayaked north as far as Boundary Bay, near the Canada border. I adventured through the haze from Eastern Washington fires, sun, rain, wind, and thunderstorms. It was a beautiful time.
devil's canyon (heaven's canyon really)
This little finger of Ross Lake is deep waters surrounded by steep cliffs. The air inside is cool. I noticed completely different plants and moss growing here.
The air warmed again as I paddled back out toward the open waters of Ross Lake.
almost fresh air
A smokey haze blew in from Eastern Washington fires to obscure the sun and scenery.