Greetings from North Cascades National Park

My brother and I reconnected on a backpacking trip in North Cascades National Park in the summer of 2013. It had been over 40 years since we had last backpacked together, and we sure picked the best place for the event. Words cannot describe the awe we felt at the magnificent scenery of this backpackers’ park. This picture shows my brother at the top of Easy Pass about to descend into the incomparable Fisher Basin.


North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park Service Complex encompasses 684,000 acres of wilderness, trails and rivers, as well as Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas. In this vast terrain are jagged mountains, hundreds of glaciers and old-growth forests that have never been cut, with large, magnificent trees and tiered canopies of fir, hemlock and cedar. The snowy winters at this park produce stunning waterfalls in the spring — a phenomenon that is so beloved, the Cascade Range is named for them.

State(s): Washington

Established: 1968

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