Having crossed Snoqualmie Pass and still heading westbound on I-90, I have high hopes of catching one of Seattle’s spectacular sunsets from perhaps Alki Beach or Golden Gardens Park.
Seen here is but a glimps of what I’m hoping for. But I do kind of like this one and particularly the reflection off my Jeep’s hood.
The shot was taken at a sign on the left denoting the South Fork Snoqualmie River approximately half way between the Snoqualmie Pass Summit and the town of North Bend. GPS coordinates: N 47, 26.2541; W 121, 38.8913.
Construction delays when I-90 temporarily closed for blasting.
Travelers crossing Washington State’s Snoqualmie Pass during weekdays may find a section of the highway on the east side of the pass closed due to blasting in a construction zone.
Twice I found the section closed between the hours of 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Had I been 15 minutes earlier when this photo of westbound traffic was taken, I would have avoided the backup and arrived in Seattle 45 minutes earlier.
But it was a pleasant day and the backup provided a chance to stretch the legs, relax and enjoy the respite from driving. This westbound scene is about one half mile from the south end of Keechelus Lake and about four miles east of Snoqualmie Pass summit. GPS coordinates: N 47, 19.4264; W 121, 19.5852.
Travelers unfamiliar with Snoqualmie Pass might like to know that it is a popular year-round destination offering skiing, cross-country skiing and tubing in the winter, and hiking, backpacking and climbing during the summer. For more about the Pass and its many recreational opportunities, check out our web site at Snowqualmie Pass.
Driving westbound on I-90 toward Seattle and wondering if the darkening sky portends rain. About to cross the Cle Elum River and just ahead is the exit to Roslyn, a small town on the east side of the Cascade Mountains that served as the fictional town of Cicely, Alaska in the long-running TV series “Northern Exposure” that ran for a total of 110 episodes from 1990 to 1995 on CBS.