Trip - Leavenworth and Winthrop
Have you guys heard of the Carlton Fire Complex? It's supposedly the biggest fire ever in Washington. Joey and I happened to go near it twice this summer.
First, we went to Leavenworth for our friend's wedding. It smelled like a campfire there and the mountains were covered in smoke.
Smoke in the mountains:
Our stay in the cabin was nice, though:
Thunder, rain, sunshine, and epic twilight during the wedding:
The weekend after, Joey and I had to travel to Winthrop to check out a wedding venue for our own wedding.
Mountains during the drive:
We passed poor Oso that was affected by the tragic landslide:
Once we passed the Cascades, it got very smoky:
I felt like I was on an alien planet. The midday sun was sunset-colored (this photo has not been altered with filters or contrast):
Ashes were falling from the sky:
At night, I forgot one of my bags in the car so I had to step out into the night to retrieve it. My jaw dropped when I look at the near-full super moon... which was bright red from the forest fire effect (photo has not been altered with filters or contrast):
I watched the moon for several minutes, totally entranced:
I'll never forget that moon.
Enjoy the last of summer everyone! Hope every moment is beautiful.