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Happy 50th to North Cascades National Park, easily the prettiest of all. #ncascadesnps
Sunrise from a beautiful place. There’s nothing else quite like it in this experience we call life. #northcascades
"Thanks for the "rainbow" tour. It was that kind of weather and day ~ magically mysterious. Thanks for showing us beautiful views of lakes and forest. You are a wonderful guide, so thoughtful and experienced in what you do." Kim & Sawyer from Northern NY.
Peak after peak after peak. These are the views I live for, and that feeling of simultaneous vastness and your own sense of place within it. Geez, aren’t we small? #ilovethisearth
The Mount Baker Day Tour combined with the North Cascades National Park Day Tour make for an ideal multi-day Adventure to experience the wilderness in NW Washington. Just what Namita (from India) planned as an escape from her vacation in Seattle.
On the way to Cascade Pass. What a cool trail. πŸ“Έ the big cheese DS #hike #ncascades #cascades #ncascadesnps #explore #noca #noca50
I've never felt so simultaneously connected to and terrified by a landscape. The west contains unbridaled beauty, but it can come with a price if you're not careful. . . . @sonyalpha A7Riii @sigmaphoto 20mm ART 4 shot panorama . . . #pnwdiscovered #pnwonderland #pnwlife #pnwcollective #washingtontrails #explore_pnw #washingtonexplored #ncascadesnps #sonyimages #sonyalphasclub #agameoftones
Ya see, the thing about roads is you never know what's around the bend. Even if you've taken that road a dozen times before, it will never be the exact same on the other side. Life's curveballs are there waiting to remind us, none of us can predict the future, no two roads are alike. Remember that.. . . @sonyalpha A7Riii @sigmaphoto 20mm ART #pnwdiscovered #pnw #groundgame #dof_addicts #explorewashington #ncascadesnps #washington_ig #washingtonexplored
Barb & George (from Ohio) were totally enchanted by the wilderness, the mountains, the trees, the lakes, the rivers and the clouds dancing thru the North Cascades National Park. They combined a visit to all three National Parks in Washington with their Alaskan cruise. What a fabulous idea!
Washington State is an absolutely beautiful example of man and nature coexisting peacefully. The natural landscape contains a vast amount of resources, be it from the water itself, to the wildlife, even to the mountains themselves. There is quite a bit of industry in the area, yet even then the water is crystal clear, even appearing blue from most angles. The factories that do exist outside of the parks aren't hidden, they're right out in the open. All of this because they use the environment, not abuse it. It's a culture that I wish Florida would adopt, and one that I will fight for as long as I live here. . . . @sonyalpha A7Riii @sigmaphoto 20mm ART . . . #pnwonderland #roamtheplanet #pnwdiscovered #ncascades #ncascadesnps #washingtontrails #ig_color #ig_washington #ig_color #shotzdelight #igersfortmyers
Smoky sunsets #northcascadesnp
Take a walk and breathe in the clean fresh air @bakerchalet
The Netherlands is now added to our list of international solo travelers! Lory joined our North Cascades National Park Day Tour during her travels from Seattle to Vancouver. This is her first trip to the US and her first visit to a National Park. I loved her comment: "it is so peaceful and quiet here, all I hear is the river and my footsteps".
The mother of a Junior Ranger posted this for #worldrangerday . This is too sweet! 😭❀️Interactions like these make me feel proud of the work we do. πŸ“·: @seasalt.and.evergreens
I spy with my little πŸ‘ something red πŸ–#hiddenlaketrail #northcascades
North Cascades National Park: #21 (and counting) for Elle from Australia. It's simply astounding how popular our National Parks are to people from around the world. They are not only national treasures, but WORLDWIDE treasures. Let's keep them that way!
Mission accomplished! photograph the two most famous lakes in the North Cascades: Picture Lake and Diablo Lake. Xi (from China) booked our Mt Baker Day Tour plus our North Cascades National Park Day Tour and enjoyed a multi-day Adventure discovering the natural beauty in NW Washington.
A young western red cedar grows from the nurse log of a much older tree of the same species, giving this stump a second life. The opportunity to nourish the next generation of growth in the forest is an example of the life cycle in nature makes use of everything available. . . . . #NOCA50 #Hike #LakeChelan #NPS #Stehekin #PNW #WanderWashington #PNWonderland #NCascadesNPS #backpacking #pct #noca #ncascades #northcascades #pacificnorthwest #pnwhikers #leavenotrace #pnwlife #washingtonstate #cascades
Delighted to have hosted Dawn (from the East Coast) on our Day Tour to the North Cascades National Park and adding it to her long list of visited National Parks. In fact, she continued on to visit Washington's two other National Parks, Olympic and Mt. Rainier, with sister companies Experience Olympic and Tour Mt. Rainier.
Can’t get enough of the Chelan views #lakechelan #chelan #Repost @ncascadesnps ・・・ Lake Chelan is often compared to a fjord and from up here it's easy to see why! Like a fjord, Lake Chelan was carved out by the slow scraping of glaciers. The steep walls and gently sloping basin form a U-shaped valley that would tip off any geologist to its glacial origins. However, while fjord-like, Lake Chelan sits at about 1100 feet above sea level and does not have an outlet to the ocean; this is a key characteristic of a fjord. . . . . . . #NOCA50 #Hike #LakeChelan #NPS #Stehekin #PNW #WanderWashington #PNWonderland #NCascadesNPS #pct #noca #ncascades #northcascades #pacificnorthwest #pnwhikers #pnwlife #washingtonstate #cascades #goelogy #fjord #fjordlife
Lake Chelan is often compared to a fjord and from up here it's easy to see why! Like a fjord, Lake Chelan was carved out by the slow scraping of glaciers. The steep walls and gently sloping basin form a U-shaped valley that would tip off any geologist to its glacial origins. However, while fjord-like, Lake Chelan sits at about 1100 feet above sea level and does not have an outlet to the ocean; this is a key characteristic of a fjord. . . . . . . #NOCA50 #Hike #LakeChelan #NPS #Stehekin #PNW #WanderWashington #PNWonderland #NCascadesNPS #pct #noca #ncascades #northcascades #pacificnorthwest #pnwhikers #pnwlife #washingtonstate #cascades #goelogy #fjord #fjordlife
The House that Jack built, now a local craft shop, is located in Stehekin next to the Golden West Visitors Center. Who is Jack? Jack Blankenship was the first US Forest Service ranger in Stehekin. He was responsible for naming many of the peaks surrounding the valley. In 1920 Jack quit working for the Forest Service to become the last manager of the Hotel Field. In 1926 the level of Lake Chelan rose by 21 feet as a result of the hydroelectric dam built in Chelan. The hotel had to be torn down, with many parts being salvaged for the construction of the Golden West Lodge. The House that Jack built was also relocated from behind the Hotel Field to its current location. The original use is unknown. . . . . #NOCA50 #Hike #LakeChelan #NPS #Stehekin #PNW #WanderWashington #PNWonderland #NCascadesNPS #backpacking #pct #noca #ncascades #northcascades #pacificnorthwest #pnwhikers #pnwlife #shoplocal #cabin #washingtonstate #cascades
#Repost @ncascadesnps with @get_repost ・・・ These beautiful clear waters of Lake Chelan were formed during the last Ice Age by two lobes of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet. The Skagit Lobe came from the north and the Okanogan Lobe came from the south. Their repeated collisions formed the deepest part of the lake in a violent shoving match. . . . . #NOCA50 #Hike #LakeChelan #NPS #Stehekin #PNW #WanderWashington #PNWonderland #Clouds #Reflection #NCascadesNPS #backpacking #pct #noca #ncascades #northcascades #pacificnorthwest #pnwhikers #kayaking #leavenotrace #wander
#WeekendofWonderfulWaterfalls One of the most accessible waterfalls along State Route 20 is Ketchum Falls. This 161-foot tall waterfall is located near mile post 124 and is often missed by passing motorists. Tucked in a cleft alongside the road, you may only get a glimpse of it as you cruise by at 45 miles per hour. To enjoy this waterfall it is best to come early in the season, as it will be a trickle by the end of July. Simply park your car at the first highway pullout east of mile post 124 and walk back along the shoulder of the road to get an up close and personal view of Ketchum Falls. Where did Ketchum Falls get its name? It was named by members of the pioneering Davis Family after Seneca Ketchum, the newspaper editor in Sedro-Woolley from 1898 to 1901 sent a photographer into the Cascades to capture pictures of the scenery. Have any of you caught glimpses of Ketchum Falls as you drove along the highway? [Image description: Water tumbles down a series of cascades.] πŸ“·: A. Killion
These beautiful clear waters of Lake Chelan were formed during the last Ice Age by two lobes of the Cordilleran Ice Sheet. The Skagit Lobe came from the north and the Okanogan Lobe came from the south. Their repeated collisions formed the deepest part of the lake in a violent shoving match. . . . . #NOCA50 #Hike #LakeChelan #NPS #Stehekin #PNW #WanderWashington #PNWonderland #Clouds #Reflection #NCascadesNPS #backpacking #pct #noca #ncascades #northcascades #pacificnorthwest #pnwhikers #kayaking #leavenotrace #wander
β€œHandle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.” ― John Muir #NOCA50 #Hike #LakeChelan #NPS #Stehekin #PNW #WanderWashington #PNWonderland #NCascadesNPS #backpacking #pct #noca #ncascades #northcascades #pacificnorthwest #pnwhikers #leavenotrace #bee #honeybee #baldhiprose #johnmuir [Photo description: A bee hovers above a pink flower.]
Where will summer find you? Perhaps the Marble Creek Cirque. #ncascadesnps
"These programs shaped my environmental consciousness...Today I’m working toward a degree in environmental conservation...so that I can preserve generations to come.” Read more of Mia’s story and learn how you can GiveBIG by May 9th to empower the environmental stewards and leaders of tomorrow. (Link in bio)
Summer is so close you can almost taste it in the air. Where is this photo? Have you been to this area? . . . . . #guesswhere #noca #noca50 #ncascadesnps #ncascases #pnw #pnwlife #upperleftusa #upperleft
Swipe ⬅️⬅️ I’m not a big fan of dams (even though I’ll be talking about them this summer on some boat tours) but when I saw this lighting I knew I had to get a picture. I parked my car and literally ran to this viewpoint because I knew the sun was quickly disappearing. β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ #outdoors #lake #pnw #mountain #washington #pnwonderland #upperleftusa #trees #pacificnorthwest #nationalpark #water #thatpnwlife #nationalparks #pnwcollective #optoutside #nps #northwestisbest #outdoor #getoutside #landscape_lovers #nature_seekers #landscapelovers #nationalparkgeek #cascadiaexplored #ncascades #ncascadesnps #northcascades #diablolake
The Picket Range, North Cascades National Park - In this section of the Picket Range, the three peaks in the center of the photo are (from left to right) Mt. Degenhardt, The Pyramid and Inspiration Peak. For more information (EXIF, GPS, park facts) and the story behind this shot, please visit my blog, egidio.photography. . . . . . #brazilianeyes #FindYourPark #greatoutdoors #mondayblues #motivationmonday #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #nationalpreserve #nationalreserve #ncascadesnps #NOCAig #npca #npcapics #nps #OptOutside #ourparks #ourpubliclands #parkstagram #protectingparks #RockthePark #ThoseParkGuys #usinterior
Sunset glow on Copper Mountain Fire Lookout and the slightly smoky North Cascades - so glad for the rain and snow that is helping put out the fires and clearing the air in the PNW! Sadly no aurora that night as hoped, but the Milky Way and stars were beautiful! ✨ . . . . . #national_park_photography #findyourpark #northcascadesnationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparksgeek #wanderwashington #upperleftusa #pnwonderland #ncascadesnps #pnw #choosemountains #mountains #washingtonexplored #cascadiaexplored #theNWadventure #ourpnw #pnwcollective #thatpnwlife #theoutbound #optoutside #stayandwander #washingtontrails #yourshotphotographer #exploremore #getoutstayout #discoverearth #thegreatoutdoors #welivetoexplore #nwfirelookouts #liveyouradventure
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