Far North In The Lower 48

I’ve been tip-toeing around the northern reaches of the lower 48 before I jump into British Columbia and the wild Alaskan unknown.

Sure it may rain and snow a lot up North, but once the winter blanket is peeled back Life springs from the snowmelt of these gritty mountains. Up here there is still a sense of the undiscovered, perhaps because of its run-to-your-cabin cold winters. But where few people have been, the beauty remains… onward now kid.

 

 Sunset from the Sourdough Lookout, North Cascades Nat'l Park

Sunset from the Sourdough Lookout, North Cascades Nat'l Park

 Lake Quinault, Olympic Nat'l Park

Lake Quinault, Olympic Nat'l Park

 Storm clearing over Ozette Lake, Olympic Nat'l Park

Storm clearing over Ozette Lake, Olympic Nat'l Park

 Southeast approach near the railroad grade, Mt Baker WA

Southeast approach near the railroad grade, Mt Baker WA

 From the Sourdough Trail, North Cascades Nat'l Park

From the Sourdough Trail, North Cascades Nat'l Park

 Hozomeen Mountain and Ross Lake, North Cascades Nat'l Park

Hozomeen Mountain and Ross Lake, North Cascades Nat'l Park