Thursday, September 13, 2012

Leavenworth Part 2

One of our first outings was our usual visit to the fish hatchery -- one of our favorites!! We try to get there earlier in the day while it is cool as shade is not overly common. It is great to see the salmon returning, learn a bit about the salmon hatchery and how they operate and enjoy the small nature trail. The kids really enjoyed it! We did not see any lizards like normal however we did find a cute little squirrel who was in a bird house. A fun time!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Leavenworth Camping Trip Part 1

Our annual camping trip with friends and family this year was our longest yet - we stayed for ten days and even that didn't seem long enough. We started our trip with this super long list of things we wanted to see, do, try, explore, find and enjoy... we hit only a few of those items making time to just enjoy camp as well. We came to the realization that the particular camp site we stayed at wasn't just a camp site but rather a base for the area we really wanted to enjoy.

We stayed at Tumwater Campground just outside of Leavenworth. This was a great campground that we would enjoy again. The campground is huge offering sites both for a quick night over and enjoyment on the river. We did luck out and enjoy the river all week while camping, which was really nice as the weather was hot... some days reaching close to one-hundred. Being in the mountains and near water helped to keep the warmth reasonable.

While camping we enjoyed many outings on hikes and to town. One walk was to an alpine lake called Hidden Lake, just above Lake Wenatchee. The walk was just under a mile, perfect for kids. The lake was beautiful!!! We hiked up and enjoy some refreshing water play.