I recently spent ten days re-exploring parts of Washington's Channeled Scablands. While the snow was mostly gone, temps were still pretty cold (bright side: the rattlesnakes stayed in their dens!), it rained most every day, and Lordy how the wind did BLOW.
And those were the NICE days.
Still, the scablands, weirdly beautiful at all times of the year, are never more so than just now as the few plants start in to their too-short green time...
At Upper Twin Lake, along Lake Creek, near Odessa in Lincoln County- click if you want to enlarge:
A bit of the lake: white speck at center is the Trillium
.....A closer look at our camp by the lake...More of the lake; lonesome aspen grove high on the north wall...
Elsewhere in the Scablands:
Scablands: Lower Twin Lake in distance........At Red Rock (Natural Corral) Lake, Grant County....freestanding, steep-sided crater, origin unknown...
All that beauty, and the lakes are fishable, too.