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.


Random Road Trips: A Day In the North Cascades.
(Photographer - Michael LaMartin)

Didn’t have any plans yesterday afternoon, so my friend Bethany and I hopped in the car and drove east. Rainy days and “bad weather” make for a great time to visit normally overpopulated national parks. A few common lookouts, and a few hidden spots that required some mini mud hikes and climbs. Overall, a great, beautiful day.

Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons in North Cascades National Park. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and recurring fire in the east. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Listen to cascading waters in forested valleys. Witness a landscape sensitive to the Earth’s changing climate. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades.

Photo: Jim Armstrong (