Being around the city for a while was a lot of fun, but the mountains were calling us again 🙂 This time, we headed north of Seattle, to an RV Park by the beach in a small town about 60 miles south of the Canadian border. We came up here because we wanted to go visit another beautiful National Park in Washington State, North Cascades National Park. Not a lot of people have heard of this park, not sure why because it is gorgeous and free! 🙂
BUT, before we get that far, let’s talk about our little adventure coming up from Seattle area to this RV Park… we had a blowout on our travel trailer 😦 The rear tire on our travel trailer completely shattered and only a damaged rim was left on. We didn’t even noticed when it happened, which I guess it is a good thing??? Since from the beginning of this journey, we had always been worried about what would happen the day we had a flat tire on the travel trailer…. and now we now… pretty much nothing. Not sure how long we drove on the highway with the tire gone. Only reason we noticed it was because Rubi heard a metal sound while crossing a bridge. We stopped right away, only to find the rear tire on one of the axles of the travel trailer gone and the rim badly damaged. We waited a few hours for the roadside peeps to come out and help us out. We got the wheel and tire replaced and continue on…. It was our first major incident with the travel trailer since we started our adventure.
But anyways, back to the main story, our visit to North Cascades National Park! Like we said, the part is gorgeous and not sure why it is not as known as the other National Parks around Washington State. The south entrance to the park was about 55 miles from our RV Park so, this time, we decided to go and tour it in one day without camping up there because it was cold already and there was supposed to be snow up in the mountains. The road that goes across the park and passes many gorgeous views and several nice hikes is Hwy 20.
We took off early and drove the park from the south entrance all the way until we couldn’t go any more because the roads were blocked with snow 🙂 We got to hike in the snow, see beautiful waterfalls, fall foliage colors, breathtaking lakes, and a lot of elks!
And as always, we took many photos, check them out below and click any pictures if you want to see them in full resolution in our Flick Account. Enjoy!