north cascades national park

Just returned home from an incredible week long hiking trip hunting down autumn colors in the pacific northwest. Here’s one from North Cascades National Park in Washington. Many many many more to come.

Wild places are where I feel most like I belong.

Redoubt - 8969 ft

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A hike through alder branches, thick vine maple stands, stinging nettle, devil’s club and a moss-covered gully is all worth it to reach this gem-colored lake. Bright and inviting, that first cold plunge into the icy lake re-invigorates like nothing else can. That’s what a trip to North Cascades National Park in Washington is all about. Photo from Trapper Lake courtesy of Crystal Brindle.

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North Cascades National Park - Home to some of the most challenging and rewarding day hikes I have done to date. In order of appearance, this is Maple Pass, Sahale Arm, Cascade Pass, and Hidden Lake. See if you can spot the mountain goats in the 2nd clip!