North Cascades National Park Peaks

In May I took my first trip through North Cascades National Park. Though I did not venture far from Hwy 20 there were mountain peaks everywhere you looked. This being late spring, there was still snow blanketing most of them. I will be travelling through there again in October and now that I know a few of the sights that await me I will be taking my time.

wallaby peak kangaroo ridge at washington pass cutthroat peak in north cascades national park

whister mountain in north cascades national park stiletto peak north cascades national park black peak north cascades national park

Fall Color in North Cascades National Park

Gorge Creek Falls sits in the Ross Lake National Recreation Area of North Cascades National Park. The main vantage point of these falls are a metal bridge that sways and shudders when traffic goes over it – and it doesn’t have the sort of surface you could put a tripod on. I have found this spot to not be very hospitable to photography, though the views are excellent. I had a bit better luck earlier this year while trying a vertical “panorama”.

gorge creek falls upper gorge creek falls hwy 20 near north cascades national park

The first photo here is of the Gorge Dam just outside of Newhalem, Wa.

gorge dam on the skagit river gorge lake ross lake national recreation area skagit river