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5 PCT Washington

  1. 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. 2. The trail enters Washington on a toll bridge over the Columbia River called, “Bridge of the Gods”
  3. 3. Mount Adams.
  4. 4. Climbing out of Snoqualmie Pass.
  5. 5. Storm clouds.
  6. 6. Early morning sunbeams.
  7. 7. Fire Creek Pass and the panorama of the North Cascades.
  8. 8. Fireweed
  9. 9. Glacier Peak
  10. 10. Alpine meadows in the Glacier Peak Wilderness.
  11. 11. Packwood Glacier in the Goat Rocks Wilderness.
  12. 12. Mount Snowy
  13. 13. Flower lined trail north of Mount Adams
  14. 14. Traversing the craggy trail near the crest of the Goat Rocks
  15. 15. Packing up gear on the lawn of the Packwood Hotel.
  16. 16. BEARS!!!!
  17. 17. Early morning crossing of the glacier feed Muddy Fork Creek.
  18. 18. Another storm moving across the Cascade Mountains.
  19. 19. Mica Lake is usually frozen all year, but not this year due to the drought.
  20. 20. Hiker crossing the Upper Packwood Glacier.
  21. 21. A trailside break.
  22. 22. Towhead Babies…these flowers look like a character out of a Dr. Seuss’s children’s book.
  23. 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. 24. The shuttle bus to Stehekin.
  25. 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. 26. The top of Slate Peak was removed by dynamite to build this lookout.
  27. 27. Only a few miles to Canada!
  28. 28. Cutthroat Pass.
  29. 29. The last few switchbacks to the border.
  30. 30. A mountain man on top of the world.
  31. 31. The Canadian Border!
  32. 32. The End "To Walk In The Wilderness Is Freedom"