51. Floatplane

There are precious few places in the U.S. that are unreachable by car – Stehekin is one of them. The village sits at the northern end of Lake Chelan, in central Washington State. The Pacific Crest Trail passes within a few miles of the town, so it’s a popular stopping point, with a post office, lodge, general store and bakery. Most visitors arrive by ferry, but Lake Chelan Airways flys lands its floatplanes on the lake directly in front of the community dock.In the late summer of 2013, my family and I spent a long weekend at Stehekin – hiking, swimming in the chilly lake water. The afternoon winds were just starting to pick up when I took a photograph of a bright orange & yellow floatplane. The plane seemed to glow, especially against a background of Pacific Northwest mountains and a windswept lake.


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~ by Delfino on 2020/01/23.

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