Back to the big mountains

I saw a different shade of green today – the dark green of pine trees.  Washington’s motto is “The Evergreen State” which I didn’t know until I noticed it on their license plates today.

The top picture is of Early Mountain Spires (elev. 7,807) as I approached North Cascades National Park.  The bottom picture is looking back from Washington Pass towards an area I had just driven through.

North Cascades is another one of the lesser-known National Parks.  Unless you are a hiker (which I am not, if I were this trip would take forever!!) there is only one main road through the center of the Park.  The Park is oriented north to south, whereas the road cuts through it east to west.

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