East of Puget Sound in Washington State the jagged, glacier-clad North Cascades rise skyward.
North Cascades National Park
Sahale Glacier Camp
Due to its abundant rainfall the range boasts some of the deepest snow accumulations in the world, more than 95 feet in one winter. Three quarters of all glaciers in the lower 48 states are here.
Mount Challenger Glacier
Streams and rivers coursing over this terrain give raise to a huge number of waterfalls.
Mount Logan and Waterfall
On the Thunder Creek Trail
Forests of spruce and cedar, hemlock and fir carpet the terrain.
Boundary Trail, Pasayten Wilderness
Horseshoe Basin, North Cascades
When the winter snow melts the meadows are afire with myriad wildflowers.
Wildflowers on Lakeview Ridge
Lupine on Sahale Arm
Wildlife abounds, black bears, bald eagles, deer and marmots, to name but a few, grace the land. Grizzlies, wolverines and wolves are reported with increasing frequency.
Deer at Cascade Pass
Autumn creates a riot of colors. Larches turn bright orange, vine maples explode in reds and yellows.
The best months to visit are July to September.
See you on the trail!
Arriving at Copper Ridge, North Cascades National Park