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.
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
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)
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!
#yearofthebird #birdyourworld #northcascadesnationalpark #ncascadesnps #birds #hummingbird #migratorybirdtreatyact #npwest
Sourdough Mountain Snowshoe
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
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
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?
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.
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
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