Yesterday we took a rest day in Republic WA. Interesting day in that we chose the one day in the year when the power is shut off county-wide for general maintenance and repairs. From noon to 8:00 pm the power is off, but the power company puts on a big picnic with hamburgers, hotdogs, music, and games for the kids, so it was a fun and unique experience. In the evening we took a drive out along highway 21 to the little town of Curlew, not far from the Canadian border.
|Curlew Lake State Park|
Today was another climb over Wauconda Pass, elevation of 4310 ft. It was about a 1400 ft climb for us then a long, hot downhill into Tonasket, where we are staying the night. We went from the cool, forested areas down to hot, arid Tonasket. Tonasket is more like what I expected of eastern Washington. I didn’t stop for any photos today. Hopefully Roger will send me the group photo taken up on the pass.