The scenery in the North Cascades is breath-taking and Cascade Pass does not disappoint. The only downside for us on this hike was that the road had been washed out and we had to hike an additional three miles each way to reach the trail head. So our nine mile hike turned into fifteen. The parking lot at the trail head is beautiful by itself. Cascades of water seem to be falling everywhere from the mountains surrounding the pass. We went in August and we saw lots of wild flowers. We were even fortunate enough to see a bear not far from Doubtful Lake. I'd recommend staying in a group :) Plus, we saw a marmot and the most friendly pika I've ever encountered. You only see pika at high elevation in the rocks. While normally very elusive, this little guy put on a show. Pikas are a pure joy to watch. Overall, an awesome hike that is guaranteed to bring joy to the soul. Note: We did experience a few clouds, however this did not damper the experience and it's quite nice to hike the temperature is in the 60s instead of 90s or 100s found back home.
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