North Cascades National Park
08 June 2015
Kicking off our national park tour this year was North Cascades in Washington right on the Canadian border. Aptly named, this park has over 300 glaciers and too many waterfalls to count. Sun shines on snow clinging precariously to step cliffs, water trickles down every crevice blending together over and over until they merge to become a powerful force cascading to the rivers below. Due to the rugged terrain there are few roads leading into the park but there are nearly 400 miles of groomed hiking trails. The most popular trails are exploring Cascades Pass. The photos I took do not even start to portray the magnificence of the area. Spring wild flowers littered the roads and trail edges against the snowy backdrop. The abundance of snow is slow to succumb to summer and it is said that some of the alpine meadows can experience spring and fall in the same week!