My first trip to the North Cascades was overwhelming, in the best possible way. From fall colors to tall mountains poking through the clouds, from green lake water to rushing roadside waterfalls, this place is a feast for the senses. I want to come back every season and see the mountains and lakes change over time. It’s been too long since I saw a real changing of the season into winter, felt the snap of a cold wind rushing down the side of a snow-covered mountain, or heard the endless patter of rain on a tin roof at night. I’ll be back there a lot, you can bet on that.
Sunday, Vida and I drove over the pass through the highest part of the North Cascades, a road that will probably close for the winter in the next few days. Most of the snow-covered peaks in the photo set below are from that drive. The rest of the pictures are either from the drive into and out of the park, or at Diablo Lake and Dam, near where I was staying.
Special thanks to my friend Vida for inviting me to join an overnight at the North Cascades Institute, a fantastic group that works to conserve and restore Northwest environments through education. You can find out more about them by clicking on their name. They do great work, have an amazing staff and set of supporters, and I was grateful to be included as part of the group this weekend. And thank you to the Institute for a wonderful Saturday night presentation, delicious meals, and warm welcome.
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