Chelan Off The Beaten Path

  • 55 ml. long Lake Chelan,  look south across lake
    55 ml. long Lake Chelan, look south...
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    Public Park on south shore of Lake...
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  • the Old bridge on Lake Chelan looking west
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    Mighty, Columbia River of Pacific Northwest. USA

    by globaloro Updated Mar 27, 2008

    Near Lake Chelan, just a short 20-minute drive down below from the town of Chelan is the Mighty Columbia River. This river runs from the Rocky Mountain snow fields of British Columbia, Canada all the way south and to the Oregon border and then west past Portland, Oregon and on to the Pacific Ocean. There are many Hydro Electric Dams on the Columbia R. That supply this region with some of the cheapest Electricity in the USA as well as supplying the large cities to the west such as Seattle, WA.

    This river is also the main rout for many spawning Salmon and Steel Head fish that travel to Alaska for their feeding grounds. Then return to migrate up the Columbia R. again and then up its smaller tributaries to spawn in the gentle gravel beds of the quiet headwater of many streams in the Cascade Mountains. Only for the eggs to hatch and the small fish to live there again and eventually travel down the streams and on to the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean. Then travel on north to Alaska to feed and become large mature adults and then return to the Columbia R. again to spawn. This cycle has been going on for 100’s of thousands of years.

    There are many Camping, RV and recreation parks on the Columbia R. for boating and fishing recreation for all. This picture is taken just ¼ mile down the road from my house. .
    Come enjoy the majestic beauty and wonders of Washington State, The views are spectacular You won’t regret it at all.

    Some pics around city of Chelan and the lake views

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    Columbia River, the Be-Be Bridg in far distence 55 ml. long Lake Chelan,  look south across lake Apple pickingcruw,Lake Chelan is famous for apples Public Park on south shore of Lake Chelan the Old bridge on Lake Chelan looking west
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    Fields of Wheat Grain for a hundred miles east.

    by globaloro Written Jun 2, 2005

    Just about ½ hours driving from the town of Chelan are the wheat fields that span 100 miles to the east.

    Driving down to the Columbia River and across the Columbia River over the Be-Be Bridge up the other side and onto the high plateaus of gentle rolling hills of mostly Wheat Fields, with some Barley, Oats, Feed Hay and Fruit Crops.

    This region is also the home of the largest Hydro Electric Dam in the USA. The Grand Collie Dam.
    Also near by is the location, was once the largest waterfall known to have existed on earth. Now called the " DRY FALLS ". Thousands of years ago, when Woolly Mammoth Elephants, Rhinoceros, Saber Tooth Tigers, large Bears and many, many other strange animals roamed these lands. There is a great interpreter’s center just above the ones existing water falls. Several Lakes for Fishing, Boating, Canoeing and Bird watching too.
    I will do a pic and posting on those other places some day soon.
    Come see the wonders of Washington State.

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    Wheat and Graps
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    Stormy Mountain to the West....

    by s.miles Updated May 5, 2003

    ....from there, you go north to Pyramid Peak and then, if you are lucky enough not to get hit by lightning at the top, you make your way to the "Big-One" due west from there----Glacier Peak. After that, your lust for the Mountain Highs should be "tamed" for a week or two before you start looking for the "Next-One"!

    Gateway to the Cascade Mountain Wilderness area...
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    What people miss when...

    by s.miles Updated Jan 29, 2003

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    What people miss when "passing-thru" is the top of the Butte where they launch the National Hang-Gliding competition each year. From up there, you get 360* view of it all------>the Cascade Range to the west; the Columbia River Gorge to the south; the Mansfield Bluffs to the east; and the 65 mile Lake Chelan to the north. Bring a picnic----you are going to want to stay awhile and soak in the view!

    Fly high into the evening sky...
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    Are you the outdoor type??...

    by s.miles Written Feb 25, 2003

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    .....Cruise up the 65 mile lake on the "Lady-of-the-Lake" to a small art colony of Stehekin on the other end. Hike around in all that mountain area and visit the pie shop for some F-a-b-U-l-o-u-s PIE!! Enjoy the boat ride back, or, take a two day hike eastward to Twisp and indulge at Cinnamon Twisp for the best Eclairs in the area. A great bakery. Enjoy!

    Sundown on the Butte....
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    If you enjoy canoeing or sailing.....

    by s.miles Written May 5, 2003

    .....you have 65 miles of waterway here that takes you north into some pretty nice wilderness hiking area's in the Cascades. Fantastic!

    From here, all things are possible....
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