This weekend our Community Group went up to Stehekin on Lake Chelan to enjoy Memorial Day. Colleen’s family has a beautiful cabin they graciously let us use for a few days.
The first day we spent traveling, first by Georgia (humongous suburban) and then by boat (3.5 hours).
The rest of our time at Stehekin was spent hiking, biking, playing games, and sitting on the porch or around the fire. We opted out of swimming in the frigid waters, but apparently later on in the summer it is quite pleasant.
We also spent a lot of time eating, as Jason did all the cooking for us. His repertoire included homemade pizza, waffles, grilled and marinated chicken, burgers, and veggies, and lots of snacks.
One of the best things about our trip were all the animals we saw–one big horn sheep on the drive there, a lizard, several deer, a few hawks, and a whole pack of big horn sheep along a mountainside on the boat ride home. VERY exciting.
There were also a lot of ants in the cabin and evidences of a toilet-paper-eating mouse. NOT as exciting wildlife, but wildlife all the same.
And, on one of our hikes Courtney pointed out what sounded like a bear (Alaskans know these sort of things), but nothing attacked us, so we were thankful for that.
For those looking for a place to retreat, Stehekin is a great choice. Very remote, quiet, and absolutely beautiful.
Check out more photos from our trip.