We made our crossing back into the USA and found our way to the Douglas Fir Campground in the National Forest area near Mt. Baker. It was an easy ride from the border and we were just about ready for a day of R & R. We found ourselves in an awe-inspiring and breathtaking old growth forest. The canopy over our campsite shut out much of the light and we found ourselves in a dim and subdued light long before the sun set.
Taking a walk on the Horshoe Bend trail, we felt like we had been transported into the movie Avatar… surrounded by lush, old-growth forest. We decided to spend an extra day there, just to relax and absorb the energy of this place.
We half expected to see dragonflies with four foot wingspans… feeling like we were transported back to prehistoric times.
Feeling renewed, the next day we headed south to Seattle to visit with Andrew and Ashley before heading east.