North America, North Cascades, Pacific Northwest Outdoors

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?

North America, North Cascades, Pacific Northwest Outdoors

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.… Continue reading A Snowy Wonderland Up Mt Dickerman