Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A trip to the North Cascades

It's funny how plans change and things work out for the best anyway.  Last weekend, the plan was to spend four days backpacking in the Olympics.  Unfortunately, the National Parks no longer allow backcountry camping without reservations and those reservations were long taken.  Consulting the books, AH and I decided to head north and spend a couple of blissful days hiking the North Cascades.  Summer only comes here briefly, but when it does we all know why we moved here in the first place.  There is simply nothing that feels better than standing on a trail experiencing the Cascades on a sunny day.  No wildlife was spotted, but the views were simply marvelous. 

We needed to go up there.

Mt. Pilchuck trail
The trail was filled with granite boulders to climb over.

Skyline Divide Trail

Beautiful Mt. Baker

Follow the trail to amazing views

Alpine rapture

Beautiful wildflowers
What a wonderful weekend.  I hope to get out again before the weather changes.  Let's hope for a pleasant fall.  


  1. Ooh, so jealous. It's been years since I've been on a decent mountain hike. Looks like a great trip. Thanks for sharing

  2. Amazing scenery! I'm glad you're able to take advantage of it, and share with the rest of us.