Exploring North Cascades National Park

Dan and Deena Wolens joined us for a trip to North Cascades National Park at the end of October 1995. We only got to spend two days there, not nearly long enough to explore such a wonderful park. We saw lots of rain, but still had a great time.

Colonial Creek and Camping

We spent a night camping at Colonial Creek, near the center of the Ross Lake Recreation Area. 088 078 073

The next morning, the early morning mist took quite a while to burn off. The snow came down another thousand feet over night.
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The People

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The Lakes

The easily accessible part of the park are around the big lakes used to store power. The first pictures are of Diablo Lake.
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The other pictures are of Ross Lake.
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The Colors

The colors around Ross Lake were pretty wonderful. Bright patches of yellow dotted the hillsides.
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The Hiking

The hiking was great. The slopes were easy and we didn't see any other people on the trail.
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We need to go back. Two days in the area, and we never really entered the National Park. We have to go back and spend more time.
All images copyright (c) 1995 by Malcolm Slaney. Send comments or suggestions to Malcolm Slaney