We are located in Robe Canyon, or more appropriately to the Gold Rush time of the late 1890’s and early 1900’s, "2nd Crossing". That is the second point the old railroad tracks crossed the South Fork Stillaguamish River heading up the canyon to get the ore from the Monte Cristo mines.
The very interesting thing about this location is how very active the weather is. Quite spicy actually, compared to the bland-and-blah overcast days of the city. The valley acts upon the weather as it heads east and towards the mountains by swirling the flat grey clouds coming from the city into quick little thunderstorms complete with sound and light effects. It is enough to make you stop and say “wow!” Then again, the other trick that happens is the weather gets swooped up and over us entirely. The result, we get warm days while the city is cool.
This past weekend the weather was just as active as we were. We had nice warm sun (enough where clothing really wasn’t required), hot humid overcast, and thunder and lightning squalls. One of those squalls dropped a few minutes of some heavy rain right by the large campfire and with the warmth of the fire I was able to take a quick shower in the rain. Now there is an experience you don’t get to have everyday!
Here are a few of the picturesque views the weather gave us. (No, none with me showering)