Less Than 36 Hours in The North Cascades

Back in August, I was visiting Seattle to attend a friend’s wedding.  Even though I lived in the Seattle area for over 2 years, I never really ventured out of the city, too much.  So, now, every time, I visit Seattle, I make it a point to do something or visit a place that I’ve never been before.  On this trip, it was the North Cascades National Park.  I was by myself and I had a fair amount of camera gear, so I didn’t feel like camping.  Instead, I found a cheap motel.  But in retrospect, I probably should have camped.  The night sky was amazing.  It was the 1st time that I was able to photograph the Milky Way,  As an aerospace geek, photographing the Milky Way was always on my bucket list.   So I should have camped, to better appreciate the night sky.  Plus, from a driving perspective, the motel was out of the way, so I had to backtrack over an hour, at night, after photographing the stars.  I wish I had camped.  Camping also would have saved me another hour of driving the following morning.  But oh well, I have to go back one day, hopefully next year.  I was only able to explore and do some light hiking along Route 20.  I drove Route 2, through the Wenatchee National Forest, but I couldn’t stop, as I had to run back to Seattle, to meet up with some friends.

Below are 4 photos from the trip.  If you want to see the rest, please visit this link.

 

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