The Hendersons 2015 PNW & Canada - Chelan & Coeur d'Alene
2015 Pacific Northwest and Canada
We left home on June 16th and drove to Chelan, WA. Our route would take us to Coeur d'Alene, ID, Glacier National Park, Calgary, AL, Banff, AL, Vailmount, BC, Kamloops, BC, Harrison Hot Springs, BC and Rosario Resort on Orcas Island in Washington.
Lake Chelan is a long narrow
lake and the town of Chelan is at the bottom. We had planned the trip based on
the projected opening date of the Going To The Sun Road in Glacier National Park
- more about that later. As it turned out we left just in time to avoid the US
There are other places where the boat stops past the end of the road including Lucerne Landing.
There are private cabins that I assume must be used for fishing and hunting.
There are some roads IN Stehekin but all the vehicles arrived on a barge from Chelan. The bus that takes folks to nearby sights looks quite old but is likely a replica.
It's a beautiful area and was well worth the day-long boat ride. We were in Stehekin for about 1 1/2 hours - long enough to have lunch and look around a bit. Below is the view from the boat looking at Stehekin and north. You can't see the part of the lake that continues past Stehekin.
The next stop was Coeur d'Alene and we arrived just in time for their annual car show called Car d'Lane. They have a parade of all the entered cars that are supposed to be at least 25 years old. There were a couple of fairly new Camaros that obviously did not meet that requirement, but we're talking about Chevy owners. We didn't bother getting any photos, although there were some very interesting cars in the parade. The parade went right past our B&B so we could sit up on the second floor balcony and watch them go by. We did take a walk down to the lake and watched a guy launch a gorgeous Chris Craft. Got a shot of the lake but not of the boat.
The next stop would be Glacier National Park.