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Stehekin ~ east vantage point

Just a short hike east-southeast from the unincorporated community of Stehekin, not far beyond where the Stehekin Valley Road makes a sharp turn back northwest at Purple Point Overflow Campground (they only have perhaps 22 miles of roadway in the valley) and the Southshore Trail continues, is a bench with a fabulous wilderness view in every direction.

The October morning this was taken, we watched half a dozen Bald Eagles hunting on the lake, most likely for ducks or fish. And although bear and cougar sometimes frequent this area, I did not come across any this day.

Stehekin (stəˈhiːkən) is a Native American word meaning, "the way through". This somewhat remote village is located at the northwest end of the 55-mile long Lake Chelan (third deepest lake in the USA) within the Pacific Northwest state of Washington. Stehekin is not reachable by roads, and it is a rather long hike not for the faint of heart. However, there are boats (Lady of the Lake) and float-planes (Chelan Seaplanes) that do take passengers up regularly (less regularly in some fall, winter and spring months).

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Copyright: Timothy Oldfield ~ Washington State 360
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 13/11/2016
Uploaded: 17/10/2016
Updated: 24/11/2016


Tags: wilderness; lake; trail; bench; forest; secluded; hike
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