Bucket List Outdoor Trip Pt7 North Cascades

north cascades - mtbaker

North Cascades National Park – Mt Baker area by
waswisgirl1, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

From Glacier, I traveled past hot Spokane and met up with my buddy Anne in Seattle. From there, we drove to the North Cascades, Mt. Baker area, and camped at a North Cascades National Forest campground.

We found one of my favorite trails I’ve ever hiked-check out the photo above that I took. We drove a bit up part of a mountain, and when we started hiking, we were already at alpine level, hiking between mountains, in the snow, in shorts and a t-shirt. It was simply gorgeous.

After hiking, we drove up to Vancouver and tried out city life, while staying at a KOA, south of the city. I never felt so safe in a city-people walked on the city beach at night, and people kept their doors open to the beach as we walked by..granted, this was in 1990..so it may be very different now.

From Vancouver, we drove back past Seattle, and went out to Olympic National Park, as I’d already spent a week at Mt Rainier National Park with a park ranger friend a couple of years before.