Day Hiking: North Cascades
by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)
© Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
Trailhead is 12 miles past Glacier Center , contrary to the "just beyond" description in the Trail Guide. It is immediately past the WADOT facility.
Not much room at the trailhead- have to turn around and park alongside the logging trail that brought you there. But there are swarms of blackflies: luckily they fall away as soon as you get moving.
Gain 1600 ft in the first mile plus, then the views start.
Still plenty of wildflowers at August 13 06: paintbrush in groups the most colorful.
If you come back south via SR 9 somewhere around VanZandt there,s a general store with great icecream:
choc mint chip and expresso explosion stood out
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