I typically spend some time each summer in one of my favorite states, Colorado. However, for this year, I decided to do something different and instead spend time in the state of Washington. I spent 5 days backpacking with Wildland Trekking across North Cascades National Park, just south of the Canadian border. We backpacked for 35 miles from Ross Lake to over Whatcom Pass and over Hannegan Pass. North Cascades is a lesser visited park. There are no lodges and only one road going through the park. With limited facilities, it is primarily a hiking and backpacking park. Even in peak season, you can still get a decent amount of solitude here with just a little effort. Although I didn't take a lot of pictures, I thought would briefly share some of my favorite pictures while visiting.
One of the highlights on this trip was crossing the Chilliwack River on a "cable car". Here is a video clip:
While in Washington, I also visited Mount Rainer National Park as well as the region known as "The Palouse". I will share some of those pictures in a future blog entry.