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.
- It was a pretty wonderful campsite. The mist, the lake and the colors made for a peaceful evening.
- We hiked up Colonial Creek to get away from civilization.
- The creek was peaceful.
The next morning, the early morning mist took quite a while to burn off. The snow came down another thousand feet over night.
- Michele C., Deena Wolens, Dan Wolens
- Michele C. and Dan Wolens
- Deena Wolens
- Michele C.
- Malcolm Slaney and Michele C. above Colonial Creek
- Michele C. and Malcolm Slaney on the shores of Ross Lake
The easily accessible part of the park are around the big lakes used to store power. The first pictures are of Diablo Lake.
The other pictures are of Ross Lake.
The colors around Ross Lake were pretty wonderful. Bright patches of yellow dotted the hillsides.
The hiking was great. The slopes were easy and we didn't see any other people on the trail.
- Above Colonial Creek
- Above Ross Lake, on the way to Beaver Valley
- Deena and Dan Wolens, Michele C.
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.
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