I Next I visited Punda in Washington. We checked out Seattle and biked all over Banbridge Island. Then I explored Olympic State Park, went to the farthest Northwestern point, and made my way down the west coast. I went to Mt. Rainer and Mt. St. Helens (shown above).
In Oregon's coast, lighthouses were the theme. As well as some national and state parks.
The seal/sea lion below was one of many. We also went to the largest sea cave in the world where we saw dozens.
My favorite spot-Crater Lake. The worlds cleanest lake!
The Cove Palisades State Park and the Chinook Lake. Great hiking, camping, waterfalls and caves.
Mt. Hood-Oregon's highest mountain. Slept in the parking lot of the historic Timberline Lodge 6000 feet up. They were filming a movie there with Dennis Hopper when I arrived.
Idaho's Craters of the Moon. Volcanic caves and mountains.
After stopping at Jackson Hole, I entered
Grand Tetons National Park. Cool hikes and scenery...
...and a momma grizzly and three young cubs!
Next was Yellowstone's "Old Faithful,"
and Mammoth Hot Springs.
I watched several coyotes hunt, feed and pounce.
sorry-coyote pic on website only
The bison were abundant.
I saw two black bear at Yellowstone. One was sleeping and the other appeared to be eating grubs, bark and some grass.