Drying out and Art Journaling on the East Side....
For those of you who know me, know that I just love Twisp and Winthop, and the warm climate over on the east side of Washington state.
Dan and I got to go camping over there for a few days and we had such and amazing time! We arrived really late on Thursday evening but were able to snag a camping site. Friday morning we drove about an hour and a half away and went hiking on the Pipestone Canyon Rim trail. It was EPIC! It was a nine and half mile hike and really was no joke as it climbed 1700 feet in a short amount of time. We ran into a rattle snake the first mile in so that was a bit scary. We finally were able to settle our nerves and sure enough, we ran into another one on mile 5! Yikes! Besides the snakes, the trail itself was amazing. There were 360 degree views and the wildflowers were in full bloom. We couldn't have asked for a better day to hike as the weather was 75 degrees. Halfway though the trail we stopped for lunch under a tree in the shade, it was perfect. The second half of the hike was challenging as our legs and feet were getting sore.
After a long hike we stopped in Twisp and had some well deserved IPA's at the Old School House Brewery tap room. I highly recommend the Crystal Visions IPA if you get a chance to try it. So fruity and smooth!
"Love the life you live. Live the life your love."
One of my favorite things to do while traveling is working in my art journal. Here are some fun quick sketches below:
Each page takes me about 20-30 minutes start to finish. I just love how it is an illustrated diary of our life.
Saturday we spent just sitting in the sun at Pearrygin Lake, the weather was 85 degrees and it was delightful! We played cards back at camp and ate sweet potato chili, overall it was a wonderful day as well!
After packing up the campsite on Sunday we hiked up to Falls Creek Falls. This was a short little hike on a paved trail (so happy to see it was handicapped accessable!) We sat in the sun and reminisced about what a great weekend it was. On our way home, we made the last stop of the weekend, the Mazama Store of course to grab an americano for the road!