_We really had a great time in Darrington and a whole new appreciation for Bluegrass music, but we had to move on or they would have locked the gate on us as the last performer left… Bonnie and Doug continued back to their home to “MOW THE LAWN” and Louise and I decided to take a journey over a pass that we hadn’t been over for quite a few years…The North Cascades Highway. This is one of those passes that will be closed most of the winter because of heavy snow fall and a very difficult roadway to keep clear, but when it’s open...amazing beauty at every turn. It was time for us to see that beauty again and maybe get in a little kayaking as well. We lucked out and found a campsite at one of the two National Park campgrounds and had double luck by getting a site right on the banks of Lake Diablo. Within the first hour we were there we had the kayak in the water
_and headed out into a breezy lake. It didn’t slow us down too much, but we did stay close to the shoreline. We got an early start in the morning and headed out for a hike
_along one of the rivers and then up to a lookout above the lake.
_Wanting to get another paddle in, we headed back and were in the water paddling into the middle of the lake to see the views that were unavailable to us the night before.