Second day of the trip promised to be very interesting and it was. It even exceeded my expectations. The plan was to fly from ND to MO to visit an aspiring air racer and her driver then direct to Copalis Beach S16. Scores of RVs landed
on that one and only FAA airported sand and I was very jealous.
After S16 I planned overnight stop in Yakima, a CubCrafters
tour and TonyBoy seeing. KatieB had already arranged everything for me. But Mother Nature had different plans.
Had to wait couple minutes for official sunrise.
Climbed to even +500' jammed the stick and had a snack. Decades ago military doctors had a theory that dark chocolate stimulates the brain. Let's see how it works.
Indeed it brightened up the vision. Darkness went away
Landscape was gorgeous.
Soon I crossed the state line.
Those little pyramids reminded me burial mounds of mongol ancestors in Kazakhstan.
Terrain was gradually rising.