+hydnsek Posted July 13, 2010 Share Posted July 13, 2010 (edited) The existing trip threads were becoming confusing with multiple trips being planned in the same thread, so I'm starting this new one, cos I have a new trip coming up: North Cascades Campout Thursday, July 29 - Sunday, Aug 1 Camping at either Marble Creek or Mineral Park campgrounds on Cascade River Road south of Marblemount (off Hwy 20, west of North Cascades NP). Anybody with knowledge have a preference? Mineral Park is a bit smaller, more remote, but has some newer sites. Two caches on that road: Glacier Glimpse and Cascade River, North Fork. The planned hikes: Cascade Pass - This has been on my to-do list for a couple years; it's the most recommended/popular day hike in North Cascades NP. I've only scouted as far as the parking lot and am really looking forward to this 7.4-mile trek. Read about the hike. Looks like this will be Friday, July 30, as my ranger contact said she can meet us that day: "We would love to meet you and friends for the hike and discussions on Washington geocaching, wildflowers, natural history, or whatever comes up." Can't beat that! Plus, I'm hoping to get her permission to place the first physical cache in North Cascades NP during this meeting, possibly at Cascade Pass parking (trust me, it's the most scenic parking lot you're likely to encounter). Hidden Lake Lookout - Another great hike of 9 miles. Read about the hike. Bonus: Placement of a new lookout cache. Probably Saturday, July 31. Lookout Lookout cache - optional. The most physical hike, but would like to do if the other two goals are accomplished. That would make it Sunday, Aug. 1, pending the other two. The reason for going up Thursday (evening) is to be there for the Friday morning hike to Cascade Pass. I realize many folks may not be able to do the entire trip, so feel free to join in whenever you can. Just let me know when to expect you. More later, but wanted to get this on the radar and hopefully round up some hiking buddies.... Edited July 13, 2010 by hydnsek Quote Link to comment
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