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Commonwealth Basin Snowshoe

Commonwealth Basin Snowshoe

After about 2 miles the trail begins to level out, offering a first glimpse of Commonwealth Basin nestled beneath the shadow of craggy Red Mountain. Snowshoers can choose to continue along the Pacific Crest Trail towards Kendall Peak or cross Commonwealth Creak to enjoy the expansive basin.

by February 16, 2012 0 comments Trail of the Week
Guye Peak Snowshoe

Guye Peak Snowshoe

grab your ice ax and snowshoes for a trek up Guye Peak. This scenic portion of the Pacific Crest Trail is blanketed in rich powder and adorned with impressive ice formations, offering snowshoers a veritable winter wonderland—complete with stunning 360-degree views at the summit.

by January 26, 2012 0 comments Trail of the Week
Hiking Through the Blisters

Hiking Through the Blisters

So ask a climber why he climbs? Betcha one of the most-cited reasons would be to get away from it all. To get back to basics so to speak. To be hot. To be thirsty. To be in pain at least a little from something maybe a sore back maybe a scraped knee hopefully nothing much worse but just generally not the same as just sitting on a couch back home. It’s all about the elemental it seems. We won’t remember the pain anyway.

by January 23, 2012 0 comments Fireside
Sahale Arm – Perfect Fair Weather Planning Trail

Sahale Arm – Perfect Fair Weather Planning Trail

Sahale Arm The Sahale Arm is one of the most visually striking hikes in the North Cascades National Park. Even before arriving at the Cascade[Read More…]

by January 10, 2012 0 comments Trails
Whatcom Pass – A Journey for a Glimpse

Whatcom Pass – A Journey for a Glimpse

It smelled amazing. A certain alpine freshness. I found the campground and a spot on which to toss my pack before heading up the last couple hundred feet and quarter-mile through heather to the pass for a bit of a break. I crested it with views east into the Little Beaver Valley and Whatcom, enormous, rising from the rocky ridge that led south. Challenger was blocked from view. I’d climb higher in a bit to see it. And then Luna – the loneliest mountain – from even higher.

by January 3, 2012 0 comments Fireside, Trails
October Visual Inspiration by Orion

October Visual Inspiration by Orion

This week’s photos take a more in-depth look at a specific corner of our gorgeous state. Orion Ahrensfeld reflects on a few of his favorite places in the North Cascades.

by October 25, 2011 0 comments Community
Mt Pilchuck

Mt Pilchuck

Mt Pilchuck offers a handful of fun features in a moderate, interesting dayhike. This trail is easily accessible from Seattle and for a few extra[Read More…]

by October 18, 2011 0 comments Trail of the Week

October Photos by Erik

Erik Turner, our photographer of the week enjoys backpacking and climbing in the North Cascades. This set shows the reason why this is one of his favorite places.

by October 4, 2011 0 comments Community
August Photos by Thom

August Photos by Thom

Our showcase photographer this week is also a backpacker, climber, writer and musician. His favorite place to climb is the North Cascades. These beauties by Thom Schroeder make us want to go climb up there!

by August 30, 2011 0 comments Community
Forest Planning Recap from WTA

Forest Planning Recap from WTA

In her introduction, Forest Supervisor Becki Heath stressed the importance of public comment, saying “I can’t emphasize enough how important what you tell us will be in shaping the alternatives,” referring to the management alternatives that the forests will present to the public in the form of a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS).

by August 30, 2011 0 comments Community