One very interesting area was swirls of high mineral white rocks visible through the hillside. The mountains in this area appear to be more of a granite and pillow rock. However with out stopping and inspecting I can’t tell for sure. We will stop and start taking more pictures tomorrow.
Global Climate change is evident through the entire journey with the lack of existing snow pack, and low river and lake levels. We didn’t hit substantial snow until we were over the Canadian Boarder. While traveling over Snaqualmie Pass it was sad to see the empty shut down ski resorts. The forest here have been severely damaged the pine Beatles. In addition there is a lack of noticeable secondary growth in the tree lines.
Additional notes… the negative the truck was so loaded down there was considerable strain being on the transmission.. Things got pretty nerve wrecking going over Snaqualmi pass.. However once we got on the semi flat plains of Eastern Washington the truck handled much better.