June 14, 2010 – Cascade Pass

Cascade Pass

Cascade Pass, North Cascades National Park

Monday, June 14, 2010


Coming up with the opening for a Picture of the Day post is always the hardest part. Today, I decided to not try very hard. Tomorrow, I’m going to just start in the middle of a sentence. And you’re going to love it.

This was taken near Cascade Pass in North Cascades National Park. I hiked it last summer with a couple buddies, but for various reasons I completely screwed up my camera equipment strategy, so it’s on my list to go back to this summer, and do it right damnit. We’ll see if that actually ends up happening. There’s only a few weekends here in the PNW that are actually hikable (and the snow doesn’t even melt from the higher trails until mid-July), before you know it the summer’s over and done. Plus, with a young kid, weekends just tend to.. disappear. So, the odds are not in my favor. But the intention is totally there.

Anyway, this was about 200 or 300 yards before the summit of the pass proper. The views on the trail aren’t bad, obviously. You should check it out. But not the same day I do. I don’t want you to take my parking spot.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 28-300mm lens. 1/200s, f/14.0, ISO 400. Focal length: 28mm.

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One Comment

  1. avatar
    Honeymoon bed breakfast June 22, 2010

    Look wise, this place is awesome. I’m an adventurer myself and my passion is fishing, hiking and hunting. Just recently I ventured through Shenandoah National Park, VA and had encounters with beautiful wildlife like Raccoons, Long-tailed Weasels and beautiful White-tailed Deer.

    Hunting is not allowed there, but I got pictures.
    Now comparatively could you share with me some North Cascades National Park’s famous mammal name? In other word, I need some detail information of hiking and camping places if any. Especially if hunting or fishing is possible in this place?

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