It was pretty surprising to see that there was still a lot of snow as we went through Snoqualmie Pass and the trip back through Steven's Pass was spectacular. I'll probably put some photos up a little later showing this part of the trip, but G has already posted some if you're interested.
We camped in a place east of Wenatchee called Daroga State Park (named after three guys that started an orchard here before it was sold to the state). When we arrived and we were told that the unpowered camping sites (17 available) were over on the island. To get to the island you pack your stuff into a cart and wheel it over.
I found the terrain to be pretty similar to back home in Australia. Below you can see that unlike the other side of the cascades which is green and covered with trees, this side is pretty barren. It would be great to go back in apple season though, since there were many many orchards around here.
Unpowered sites are on an island. Fortunately for us, we were the only people camping there so we had the island to ourselves!
Campsites in Daroga State Park were $14 / night for up to 8 people in one car. I thought the place was pretty nice, although it was close enough to a main road to hear trucks and traffic especially during the day. The nice vista was also spoiled by some serious power lines that cut through the powered camping area. Walking past you could actually hear the hum of electricity in the wires which was a little unnerving.
Brr, chilly. I called G a wimp when I took this photo, then I tried it myself and it was really icy in the water. Perhaps it would be OK in a few months.