Peaks and Pitbulls
I had a few days to drive round the beautiful Cascade Loop in Washington State. Snow was still deep as I drove over Washington Pass, the highest point in the drive. My first stop involved hiking through the snow to a viewpoint of Liberty Bell Mountain, a ridiculously poorly named mountain that looks great nonetheless. It really needed a better name though, how 'bout something super original like Twin Peaks, or Booby Mountain!
I stayed in the little wild west town of Winthrop, with great old school facades along the main strip, before heading south east to the bizarre but very cool mountain town of Leavenworth, which decided 30 years ago to turn Bavarian (as you do) complete with Leiderhosen and angry dogs!
The trip was cut short by the teeth of one such angry pit bull who decided it would be fun to attack my leg and ruin any chance of a hike the next day. So 5 hours of hospital visits later I parked at a hotel for the night and headed home.
Here are some shots from the loop ...
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