Those of you that have been following this blog awhile know I am a big fan of Google Earth. The view from above provided by Google Earth shows; roads, mountains, unique geological formations, forgotten ghost towns, landscape conditions (ie: desert, forest, etc), water bodies and, of course, boondocking locations. It can even give you an indication on how steep the access “road” is to an identified boondocking location. Best of all, it provides the coordinates to navigate you and your RV to that special place.
Well once again Google Earth has shown me another location for the “must go there” list of future RV outings. Recently, while searching on Google Earth for a trail or two for an upcoming backpacking trip, I came across a lake in the North Central Cascades of Washington that I was unfamiliar with. It was hidden away from civilization via a ridge on it’s eastern shore. As always, I had the “photos” option activated on Google Earth which displays blue squares indicating a picture posted by other users like you and I. One of the pictures was titled “Secret Lake“. Clicking to open the picture I was treated to a view of golden autumn trees reflected in a smooth mountain lake. Wow, this could be the spot I am looking for. Clicking on the next picture to learn more about the area showed RVs camped along the shore of the same lake. While disappointed, this would not be the destination of my next backpacking outing, it immediately went in the file of future RV destinations.
Where is this lake with campsites right on the shore you ask? I will let you know after I have been there ……. once…. or twice! After all, discovering secret places on our own is one of the rewards of adventures in RVing! I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you.
Follow Dave’s RV adventures as he travels the West in search of forgotten and unique places. For Dave, home is where you park it, the more remote the better!