MAKING OUR WAY INTO THE NORTH CASCADES

After numerous recommendations from friends, and without any prior expectations or knowledge about the area, we decided to head into the North Cascades. It turned out to be one of the most beautiful and least visited places we'd been to on the trip.

Our drive inland from the peninsula took us along highway 20 through small towns like Concrete and Marblemount before getting into the park.

The weather, while less than ideal for hiking, provided us with some amazing views of the surrounding mountains.

We drove up to Washington Pass, the highest point on highway 20, where most of the trailheads were still closed due to snow.

A glimpse of highway 20 below, weaving its way through the forest alongside Lake Diablo.