Some months ago I was referred to a local travel author for tips on capturing awesome landscape images. I shared my ideas and sent it off with some images. I was a bit surprised to get a call later from a “fact checker” to verify what I had said!
Months past and I assumed the article was scrapped, but behold, here it is in the Fall issue of Washington Journey Magazine.
Park Creek flows south from the slopes of Buckner Mountain, bound for the Stehekin River and Lake Chelan…
Buckner Mountain and Park Creek
The trail starts at the junction with the Stehekin River trail, once a road served daily by bus, the upper reaches fallen back to their native state.
After gaining almost 4,000 feet the trail tops out at Park Creek Pass. This is one of the most scenic and seldom visited passes in the North Cascades National Park.
I have visited twice and am hungry to return. The trip has been on my “must do” list for a while, but weather, fires of some other element distracted me. Now I was prepared to go…
Crossing Park Creek
The 40-something switch back to make Cascade Pass get you warmed up. We arrived before 9am, an early start. Heading down through Pelton Basin, the trail made a hard left and plunged down into a new climate. The headwaters of the Stehekin River bring dry eastern air far up this western valley.
Doubtful Creek bisects the trail, a welcome distraction…
Stehekin Valley and Doubtful Creek
A spur trail leads up to Horseshoe Basin…
Glory Mountain and Trapper Peak from Horseshoe Basin
Upper Horseshoe Basin
The next day I am camped at Buckner Camp, along Park Creek. Here are the images from a magnificent trip!