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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.] 📷: 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
“Handle 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. • • • • • #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
Year of the Bird! 2018 marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a federal law that protects migratory birds and makes it illegal to take, possess, import, or export any migratory bird. In honor of this powerful bird-protection law, organizations and bird lovers across the world are celebrating birds in 2018 while raising awareness of challenges, threats, and changes faced by many bird species today. Join us in 2018 for the “Year of the Bird” and celebrate the beauty of birds in the North Cascades. Are you curious about what kind of birds you can find in the park? Explore at the ebird kiosk in North Cascades Visitor Center when open during the summer season or ebird online during the offseason! NPS Photo #yearofthebird #birdyourworld #northcascadesnationalpark #ncascadesnps #birds #hummingbird #migratorybirdtreatyact #npwest
Looking for a research opportunity this summer? Check out the short-term, paid, internships offered by the GSA! Applications are open now! www.geosociety.org Photo: Undergrad Jacque tracking butterflies last summer in WA. #summerresearch #ucfbiology #bugsr4girls #entomology #butterflies #climatechange #lakechelan #NCascadesNPS #ucf #biologyinternship #washington #research
Diablo Lake from Sourdough Mtn, North Cascades NP #ncascades #ncascadesnps #snowshoeingadventures
Sourdough Mountain Snowshoe 12-14-17 Snowshoeing in T-shirts and shorts at 5,500 ft in elevation one week shy of the shortest day in the year! Amazing December weather! #snowshoe #ncascades #ncascadesnps
North Cascades National Park "The Larch March" #ncascades #ncascadesnps
Spectacular! Easy Pass, North Cascades NP. #larches #ncascades #ncascadesnps
before the clouds lifted
Get out! 😊 Happy Fall! 🍁🍃🍂 #ncascadesnps
Stiletto Lake Larches #ncascadesnps
Our 17th Graduate Cohort left for the fall natural history course today. They will be on the east side of the Cascades learning cultural and natural history of the area. This 10-day course includes some time on Chelan Ridge with Hawkwatch, where they will have an opportunity to facilitate surveys of migratory raptors. #iloveeducation #ncascadesnps . . . . #nature #northcascades #backpacking #getoutside #pnw #cascadia #hawkwatch #science
National Public Lands Day is September 30 - a fee-free day for all federal public lands and many state parks. Whether you volunteer, enjoy some boating, hiking, fishing, or camping, or simply learn more about your public lands and the plants and wildlife that live there, we hope you'll take this day to enjoy and celebrate the great Northwest. #npld #nationalpubliclandsday #ncascades #northcasdes #ncascadesnps #nocaig #publiclands
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
#TBT Remember when we had almost 200% precip last winter? We do, and it didn’t stop us from having outrageous fun and education in the North Cascades National Park. There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. #snow #winteriscoming #ncascadesnps photo: @angela_caye . . . . #ncascades #nature #northcascades #ikkedårligværbaredårligklær #pnw #whiteroom #cascadia
Ashley was right, 6 miles up was worth it. Now I just want to go backkk @brookehallyall thank you for a million years, you are the best host/tour guide ever! - - - #pnwonderland #pnw #pct #cutthroatpass #cutthroatlake #cutthroatcrossing #idhikethat #12miles #keen #mountaingirls #northcascades #ncascadesnps #findyourpark #staywild #washignton
winchester mountain lookout
Just a sweet morning camp scene on the lake from earlier this summer. Headed out for more this week and looking forward to some new adventures! Ross Lake National Recreation Area, 2017. #pnw #camping #northcascades
This movie featured Mount Shuksan in several scenes. Anyone know the name of this movie?
Have you ever explored on or around Ross Lake? Framed by towering peaks and dense forests, there are many “nooks and crannies” to explore, including Devi’s Creek Canyon. Where are you getting outside this weekend? #wildnearby #northcascades #ncascades #ncascadesnps #solitude #paddle #canoeing #rosslakenationalrecreationarea #explore #reflections #getoutside #pnwlife #whatcomtalk #cascadeloop #scenicwa #findyourpark #northcascadesnationalpark
Peace enjoying a hike amongst the North Cascades wildflowers in full bloom! She requested a combo Adventure with us: Hiking in the North Cascades (to see wildflowers and mountaintops) and the North Cascades National Park Day Tour (to see and swim in Diablo Lake). And so we delivered. We love catering to young, solo women travelers! You too can join any of our Adventures to "Re-Wild" Your Spirit! in NW Washington.
Sometimes a new vessel can bring you to old spaces. Morning stillness on Diablo Lake. Ross Lake National Recreation Area, 2017. #landscape #pnw #water #canoe #theprintswap
some very picturesque switchbacks
Rafael, along with daughters Araceli and Gaby (all from Houston, Tx) enjoying a hike along Thunder Creek Trail. You too can join our North Cascades National Park Day Tour to experience hiking amongst these giants!
Old growth forest along Thunder Creek. The smoke and red light initially confused my visual senses but also provided welcome separation in the trees and unique lighting conditions. Ross Lake National Recreation Area, 2017 #northcascades #landscape #trees
Araceli y Gaby disfrutando la vista de Diablo Lake en el corazon del North Cascades National Park. "Y como se enteraron de este parque?" les pregunte. Resulta que de regreso a Houston (despues de un viaje que hicieron a Alaska), el capitan del vuelo de Seattle volo por arriba del lago y les dijo a los pasajeros que era Diablo Lake. Al quedar encantadas por el color turquesa del lago, decidieron regresar a Washington y tomar el tour para conocer el parque por tierra!
Araceli mostrandole a su Papa las paradas escenicas incluidas en nuestro tour al Parque Nacional North Cascades, en el estado de Washington.
wandering through fields of wildflowers
lake ann; july / october
Here's a great idea: add our Mount Baker Day Tour and our North Cascades National Park Day Tour to tours to Mount Rainier and Mount St Helens during your visit to Washington. "It's the best vacation I've had in a long time!" Jim (from Florida) said while Adventuring with us.
Went to a wonderful presentation by passionate North Cascades historians from @WashingtonsNationalParkFund and was reminded of the heroes who spent time above the clouds, thinking like the mountains, and fighting for wilderness. "Wilderness is a place where the wild potential is fully expressed, a diversity of living and nonliving beings flourishing according to their own sorts of order. In ecology we speak of 'wild systems.' When an ecosystem is fully functioning, all the members are present at the assembly. To speak of wilderness is to speak of wholeness. Human beings came out of that wholeness, and to consider the possibility of reactivating membership in the Assembly of All Beings is in no way regressive." - Gary Snyder #northcascades #ncascadesnps #wild #conservation #naturefix #nationalparks
Take in the same grand vistas as Jack Kerouac on North Cascades' 6 mile Desolation Peak trail! But if the 4,400 foot elevation gain isn't for you, take the kids driving on the Scenic Highway then hike the easy Ruby Creek Trail. . Photo feature from @usinterior . M-W: Test your NP recognition skills Th: Travel Stamp reveal F-S: Highlights of the featured park . New National Park feature every week . . . . . . . . . . #travelstamps #see_them_all #nps #nps101 #goparks #visitusa #nationalparksusa #nationalparkservice #nationalparks #findyourpark #womenwhohike #usroadtrip #roadtripusa #travelusa #usatravel #kidswhotravel #travelkids #explore #wonderlust #outdoors #nationalpark #northcascades #northcascadesnationalpark #northcascadesnps #ncascadesnps #ncascades
You will need wilderness expertise to find your way to Trapper Lake as you bushwhack one of North Cascades' fisherman's trails. Treacherous conditions and inclines make this one of the most difficult hikes - but well worth it to those brave enough to hack it! . Photo feature from @crystalann_b . M-W: Test your NP recognition skills Th: Travel Stamp reveal F-S: Highlights of the featured park . New National Park feature every week . . . . . . . . . . #travelstamps #see_them_all #nps #nps101 #goparks #visitusa #nationalparksusa #nationalparkservice #nationalparks #findyourpark #womenwhohike #usroadtrip #roadtripusa #travelusa #usatravel #kidswhotravel #travelkids #explore #wonderlust #outdoors #nationalpark #northcascades #northcascadesnationalpark #northcascadesnps #ncascadesnps #ncascades
A beautiful series of waterfalls right at the side of the highway. For perspective there is a hiker with a white helmet about halfway on the right #nature #naturalbeauty #waterfalls #waterfall #falls #river #cascades #washington #washingtonstate #northwest #pnw #pacificnorthwest #westcoast #scenicdrive #highway20 #northcascadesnationalpark #nps #ncascadesnps #gorgecreekfalls
Day 2 in the Cascades- I can't find words to describe our hike today so hopefully the pictures will do some justice! Cascade Pass to Sahale Mt. . . . . #northcascadesnationalpark #ncascadesnps #ncascades #washington #forceofnature #optoutside #rei #getoutandhike #hikingadventures #hiking #girlswhohike #cascadepasstrail #cascaderange #cascadepassandsahalearm
Get up early for the popular Maple Pass Loop trail just outside the East entrance of North Cascades National Park. This steep 7 miler will reward you with stunning views of peaks, valleys and alpine lakes. . Photo feature from @thejeanes . M-W: Test your NP recognition skills Th: Travel Stamp reveal F-S: Highlights of the featured park . New National Park feature every week . . . . . . . . . . #travelstamps #see_them_all #nps #nps101 #goparks #visitusa #nationalparksusa #nationalparkservice #nationalparks #findyourpark #womenwhohike #usroadtrip #roadtripusa #travelusa #usatravel #kidswhotravel #travelkids #explore #wonderlust #outdoors #nationalpark #northcascades #northcascadesnationalpark #northcascadesnps #ncascadesnps #ncascades
So silly of me not to have driven the North Cascades Highway in decades The glacier fed Diablo Lake, then further up the road , Liberty Bell Mountain at the amazing Washington Pass overlook #nature #naturalbeauty #geology #rockformation #mountains #nps #nationalpark #scenicdrive #roadtrip #goexploring #discoveramerica #roadtrippin #northwest #pnw #pacificnorthwest #westcoast #ncascadesnps #northcascades #northcascadesnationalpark #washington #washingtonstate #highway20 #diablolake #lake
Day 1 in the Cascades! So lush, beautiful, and big! I feel like I'll be saying that many times on our Washington trip. . . . #northcascadesnationalpark #diablolake #diablolakeoverlook #washington #ncascadesnps
Today cant end soon enough. I think back to when I was in what felt like a Paradise at Diablo Lake. • • • #mountains #optoutside #forests #pnw #hiking #backpacking #travel #camping #nature #diablo #lake #cascades #pnwonderland #cascadia #sunrise #Washington #ncascadesnps #findyourpark #clouds #tbt #nofilter
Lovers keep on lovin' Believers keep on belevin' Sleepers just stop sleepin' Cause it won't be too long Oh no I'm so glad that he let me try again Cause my last time on earth I lived a whole world of sin I'm so glad that I know more than I knew then Gonna keep on tryin' Till I reach my highest ground 🐐🐏 🐒 #stevieknows #funkyhike #funkybusiness #pnw #hikeitout #thegreatoutdoors #wilderness #optoutside #protectthewild #ncascadesnps #findyourpark #everytrailconnects #hikeWashington #northcascades
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