The Stehekin River is a river located in Washington state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is the main river flowing into Lake Chelan. Miners arrived in Stehekin River Valley in the late 19th century. They were followed by homesteaders in the early 20th century. Today, the Stehekin River Valley is still a remote area that can only be reached by way of a 55-mile boat ride up Lake Chelan.
The river's name comes from the Columbia-Moses word stxwíkn', which means "the way through."
The Northern Cascades is said to be one of the most beautiful sections of the Pacific Crest Trail and it did not disappoint. Craggy peaks, dense forests, and lush valleys provided mile after mile of stunning scenery on our 8 day, 89 mile journey on the northernmost portion of the PCT.
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