After leaving Bozeman, Montana, I continued west on I-90 headed toward Missoula. My destination for the day was Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, but I was racing a snowstorm. (Yes, you read that right.) The forecast was for temperatures below freezing, so I decided to press on to Spokane. Once there I couldn’t find a place to stay and with an impending storm, I decided to continue on, to Seattle if possible, skirting the south edge of the storm.
Fatigue was setting in around 9:30 and I started searching instead for a place to stay. I found a spot in the Snosqualmie National Forest up in the Cascade Mountains about 50 miles outside of Seattle. I knew that I was in a high mountain pass, but it had gotten dark and I couldn’t see much as I had to stay focused on the road. The temperature dropped to 29 but I was toasty enough in the car, and the sleeping bag turned out to be enough to handle the temperature.
I woke up to views you see in the gallery below. It turned out I was adjacent to a ski area.
I headed into Seattle and started to look up my friend’s apartment so that I would know where to go later.