Here's a dam park. Literally a dam park. Really. Nothing but dams to create power for Seattle.
Winter's a great time to visit. Not much traffic.
To explore this place, we need a plan. How about you take the high road and I'll take the low road.
To be accurate, it's not really a park but technically a "recreational area". The Cascade National Park which it resides within, has no dams. We guess park areas that are fouled or significantly altered are thusly called recreational areas:-).
Not that it's a bad place, as it's really not. The big park "fouler" is Seattle City Light, the power utility that manages the hydro-electric dams. They are a gracious host though and seem to go out of their way for the public good. Worst things could happen. Let's check out what they're doing.
Here's something they've done. If we are quiet we can sneak up on it.
Made it. Hot diggity dog. We're on a dam damn it!
Hmmm. This place is humming. And what's with the boats?
Nice view. Swift current, cold water, suspension bridge, heavy hat. Heavy Hat...?
Oh man, get that thing down from there.
Fascinating, the only way to reach the Ross dam is by water. Way cool just like the old days. How's that for a commute. Glad they didn't build a road to it. Makes ordering pizza that much more difficult though. "Not the Ross damn guys again".