Aug 25, 2012 · 6:30 AM
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Plan is to hike up to the Sahale Glacier Camp and return the same day.
Please view the following NPS websites for a trail map and current conditions. Suggest waterproof boots, hiking poles, bug spray, sunscreen and the remaining 10 essentials.
Here's a site for inspiration. Their hike was in early August, so we can get a sense of what to expect.
Park & Ride Info:
The off-ramp for the S. Everett Fwy Station P & R is on the left off I-5. It is probably the most convenient for those coming from Seattle and Eastside, there is also a express bus route 510 from Seattle reaching there at 6:31AM. Hope this works for all.
North Cascades -- North Cascades Highway
North Cascades National Park
Statistics: Roundtrip 12.0 miles Elevation Gain 3600 ft Highest Point 7200 ft
Features: Lakes, Old growth, Wildflowers/Meadows. Mountain views, Wildlife, Ridges/passes
User info: Dogs not allowed
Guidebooks & Maps
Day Hiking: North Cascades (Romano - Mountaineers Books)
Green Trails Cascade Pass No. 80
From Marblemount head east on the Cascade River Road for 23 miles all the way to its end at the trailhead (elevation 3600 ft). You will follow the Cascade River the whole way; it takes nearly an hour on Cascade river road. The last half can be rutted and primitive depending on how much maintenance the road has received lately. Privy available.