Dave cooked us a great breakfast of blueberry pancakes. If that wasn't enough, he gave us snacks and fixin's for lunch plus agreed to take all of our camping gear with him in the car. We won't be needing it again- tonight we're in a motel and tomorrow we'll be at Dave and Lynn's in Seattle.
After Dave left, we headed down past Newhalem and stopped at the NPS's North Cascades Visitor's Center, where we checked out the exhibits and had a nice picnic lunch.
14 more miles on rt. 20 and we found the jct of rt. 530, which took us south up along the very cool, green and shady Sauk River valley. We were in Darrington before we knew it, one day's ride from Seattle!