Rain or shine, absolutely my favorite place to unwind and spend time at.
Artist Tony Angel at his monument “Emissaries” in Leavenworth, WA at the Sleeping Lady Conference recreation area in the North Cascades!
Finding lakes in the cascades 😜
I have found a perpetual, ever growing love for nature and the outdoors 😳😍
🌎 North Cascades National Park
Happiest birthday to one of my favorite bad ass adventure and photography partners! Thank you for always being up for anything, pushing me to my limits, and helping me push past my comfort zone! We always manage to capture the most amazing sunsets and stars...and we always have fun doing it! Thanks for being able to carry so much wine and for being such a great outdoor chef! I’m so happy you came in to my life, I’m so lucky to have a friend like you! To many more adventures 🍻❤️🍻❤️ #kickstep #happybirthday #northcascades #herpnwlife #pnw #photography
We can feel the crisp fall air in this wonderful photo by @mattbaldelli.
Visit the #NorthCascades
this fall, and you might see flying mountain goats! Yes, flying mountain goats! They are being relocated to their native habitat in the North Cascades! https://tinyurl.com/y8lmxfav
So I close my eyes to old ends and I open my heart to new beginnings.
Forests are beautifully adapted to fire ecology but poorly adapted politically. No forest type has fewer legal protections, and is more vulnerable to exploitation, than burned forests. #Stand4Forests
// Mt. Baker framed by a silhouetted tree at sunrise, North Cascades. Washington State has five very prominent volcanoes that are heavily glaciated and significantly higher than their nearby peaks. These five include Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, Glacier Peak, and Mt. Baker. At 10,781', Mt. Baker is the second most thermally active volcano in Washington State, second only to Mt. St. Helen's. Follow me @stephen_matera
for more images like this from Washington and around the world. #volcano #washington #cascademountains #glacier #ringoffire #mtbakerwilderness #northcascades
We missed the evergreens so much on our trip we had to go hiking and foraging in the Cascades the morning after we returned. Sad to leave Europe but happy to be back to the mountains. #northcascades #mushroomhunting #washingtonstate
Hey buddy, you’re in my shot. Wait, never mind stay right there.
And just like that summer collapsed into fall 🍂
With summer inevitably coming to an end, I look back to my favorite hike with the perfect drink. ✌️
My two favorite #summitbuddies
* A #brindle #pibble
mix reclines on a mountain lookout with a man. He has his legs over the edge, looking off into the distance.
First semi-decent view of Baker since I've been home. Nice to see the summit peeking out from behind the clouds with a fresh coat of paint!
Missing home today. I hear that autumn has arrived. 🍁
Three years ago, I stood in this exact spot and felt truly alive for the first time. After three years of itching to be back in the North Cascades, I finally made it - this time for 40 miles. Awe at every turn. Highly recommend 👌