5 PCT Washington

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  • 1. Washington The North Cascades are the highlight of this section. They are a fitting tribute to the end of the Pacific Crest Journey.   The rugged, roller coaster, route through the North Cascades often climbs up a deep canyon to a pass, only to descend to another deep canyon and then repeat the cycle again.   The trail ends at Monument 78 at the USA/Canadian border, seven miles south of Highway 3 at Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia .
  • 2. The trail enters Washington on a toll bridge over the Columbia River called, “Bridge of the Gods”
  • 3. Mount Adams.
  • 4. Climbing out of Snoqualmie Pass.
  • 5. Storm clouds.
  • 6. Early morning sunbeams.
  • 7. Fire Creek Pass and the panorama of the North Cascades.
  • 8. Fireweed
  • 9. Glacier Peak
  • 10. Alpine meadows in the Glacier Peak Wilderness.
  • 11. Packwood Glacier in the Goat Rocks Wilderness.
  • 12. Mount Snowy
  • 13. Flower lined trail north of Mount Adams
  • 14. Traversing the craggy trail near the crest of the Goat Rocks
  • 15. Packing up gear on the lawn of the Packwood Hotel.
  • 16. BEARS!!!!
  • 17. Early morning crossing of the glacier feed Muddy Fork Creek.
  • 18. Another storm moving across the Cascade Mountains.
  • 19. Mica Lake is usually frozen all year, but not this year due to the drought.
  • 20. Hiker crossing the Upper Packwood Glacier.
  • 21. A trailside break.
  • 22. Towhead Babies…these flowers look like a character out of a Dr. Seuss’s children’s book.
  • 23. A cold wet day on the trail with a hiker dressed in the latest trail fashions…socks for mittens and a raincoat worn inside out.
  • 24. The shuttle bus to Stehekin.
  • 25. There are no roads to the remote village of Stehekin on Lake Chelan. The only way here is by boat, float plane or foot trail.
  • 26. The top of Slate Peak was removed by dynamite to build this lookout.
  • 27. Only a few miles to Canada!
  • 28. Cutthroat Pass.
  • 29. The last few switchbacks to the border.
  • 30. A mountain man on top of the world.
  • 31. The Canadian Border!
  • 32. The End "To Walk In The Wilderness Is Freedom"