Hiking in the Cascades, Summer of ’12
When guests explore our nearby majestic mountains, I’m always thrilled for them. Here are 2 spectacular dayhikes I took late this summer – we had a late summer! – one to Summerland on the eastern shoulder of Mt Rainier, and the other to the awesome North Cascades out of Rainy Pass – 50 miles east of Marblemount. I also did a 4-day backpack out of Stevens Pass which intercepted the Pacific Crest Trail in places, and that was equally beautiful – but I didn’t bring my camera on that one. I hope you enjoy these photos.
The scrawny little trees that are turning yellow are larches – some call them tamaracks – at about 6,000 elevation. And that cute rodent creature is a marmot. He was so tame!