We headed east at Burlington, through a bunch of little towns along the Skagit River: Sedro-Wooley (fun name), Concrete, Rockport, Marblemount, then on to Newhalem, and the park Visitor Center. Since it looks like a big lodge (or a national park visitor center), it’s right at home among the trees and mountains.
We parked at the Gorge Overlook and took another short walk to see the gorge and dam. Check out the color of the water--that's not a filter on my camera.
You can learn a lot of geology at national parks. Classrooms are better than in any science class I ever took.
Diablo Dam is run by Seattle City Light, and there are tours of the dam and ferries on the lake in the summer. Since it’s October, you know the rest...
We did a little backtrack to take the turnoff and crossed the dam to the other side of the lake. I liked driving on the dam.
There night be a few more pictures on Flickr, but I think I used most of them in the blog. Sometimes I get greedy that way. North Cascades Natl Park