Mt Pugh

Summiting one of the more difficult day hikes in North Cascades, we were rewarded at Mt Pugh’s peak with 360 view of all the major mountains in the PNW: Mt Baker, Shuksan, White Chuck, North Cascades, Glacier, Sloan Peak, and Rainier.

Mt. Baker: a Quiet Volcanic Beast to the North

When I decided to move to Seattle seven years ago, many friends talked admiringly about the beautiful geography around here: Puget Sound and Olympic National Park to the west, Lake Washington and North Cascades to the east, Mt. Rainier to the south, Vancouver to the north. But where is Mt Baker?

Hidden Lake: Black Water in a White Granite Pool

Imagine a pool of black water on the peak of a white granite mountain. This beautiful place is in the heart of Washington State on the edge of North Cascades. Follow us on this amazing hike.

A Snowy Wonderland Up Mt Dickerman

Among the jagged peaks of North Cascades in Washington State, the northwest corner of United States, there is one hike that has consistently ranked in the top three for us. It is called Mt. Dickerman. This hike is only accessible three seasons a year because the access road, Mountain Loop Highway, closes in the winter….