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Eldorado is probably a bit snowier than this right now, but a couple weeks ago there was the always great mix of fall colors and a dusting. . . . . #fall #noca50 #northcascadesnationalpark #skagit #northcascades
Here's the full west arete of Eldorado, in case you were wondering. It's the left buttress and is about 2000' tall. Start early! . . . . #noca50 #northcascadesnationalpark #moderatealpinism #skagit #northcascades #climbing #cascadeclimbers
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A close up of the lower half of the west arete of Eldorado. It is a grand adventure and the scene of my only unplanned bivouac, just above this frame. Nothing serious, we were just slow. But it was September and the long, cold night with no water, tied in on a small ledge was quite memorable! Anyone else have a vivid memory of this route? . . . #noca50 #northcascadesnationalpark #northcascades #unplannedbivy #skagit #cascadeclimbers
A unforgettable sunrise en route to an unforgettable climb . . . NOCA has never disappointed me. Humbling. . . . . . . #brooksrangemountaineering #noca50 #choosemountains #ourpnw #morninglight #cascades #doradoneedle #upperleftusa #ilovewashington #optoutside #olymountaineers
Some classic climbs in a classic setting in this frame. Who has tangled with these faces high above Marble Creek Cirque? . . … . #noca50 #northcascadesnationalpark #skagit #cascadeclimbers #moderatealpinism #northcascades
TBT. Some recent photos by @scott_kranz and @coltonandrewjacobs looking over at the north side of Whatcom peak reminded me what a grand adventure the north ridge is. 2007 . . . #noca50 #ncnp #northcascades #northcascadesnationalpark #moderatealpinism #magicskagit #mountaineering #climbing
The yin and yang of the North Cascades in two parts.... Part I: Triumph . . . . #triumph #northcascades #noca50 #skagit #cascadeclimbers
Step right this way to see Harvey Manning’s tricouni-nailed hiking boots, Bob Keller’s ash handled ice axe, and John Edwards’ hand forged iron crampons! Not to mention all the maps where the battle lines were drawn in the Park campaign! See ya Sunday at ElCentro! #NOCA50
Entering the Great Gash, my first thought was, "this is steeper than your typical moderate route". Well, probably more like "Yikes, glad @therunningdog is leading this!" . . . #deepthoughts #moderatealpinism #northcascadesnationalpark #noca50 #chossdawgmillionaires
Midway up the ramp "scramble" on the south face of Inspiration. I don't have many pictures of the climb, which typically means I was focused on not screwing up. Thankfully I didn't. . . . . #pickets #moderatealpinism #climbing #noca50 #northcascades #northcascadesnationalpark #chossdawgmillionaires
The South face of Inspiration is worth the walk. Improbable, steep, and intimidating. Thanks to @therunningdog for a grand adventure a few weeks back. . . . . #noca50 #northcascadesnationalpark #northcascades #moderatealpinism #chossdawgmillionaires #skagit
Before September, it had been a decade since I'd visited the Southern Pickets. It's gotten a lot busier. On some summer weekends there are no permits left, which was hard for me to grasp. But then I woke up to this, and it didn't seem so hard to believe. . . . . #northcascadesnationalpark #noca50 #pickets #whyichoss #magicskagit #northcascades
Happy belated birthday to this wild and rugged place.
Visited this beauty on its 49th birthday, and here we are a year later celebrating its nifty fifty 🎂 🎉
Today is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the North Cascades National park, one of my personal favorite places on earth. Much of the park is very difficult to access and that’s part of what I love about it. The effort put into getting to places like this makes the view that much sweeter! . . . . #lovemyncascades #NOCA50 #pnw #pnwonderland #upperleftusa #northwest #optoutside #letscamp
Happy 50th birthday to the North Cascades National Park! If I could pick only one place to hike for the rest of my life, without competition, it would be you. There is nothing like looking out at your gorgeous expanse on a summer ridge hike and admiring the tenacity and diversity of the wildlife that make a home with you. . . Here’s to 50 years (and many more) of preserving and protecting these precious lands. . . #northcascadesnationalpark #northcascades #happybirthday #washington #northcascadesnp #nps #findyourpark #ideclare #washingtontrails #pnw #pnwonderland #explore #outdoors #hiking #wanderlust #choosemountains #pnwoutdoorwomen #splendid_mountains #themountainsarecalling #mountainlove #mountainviews #getoutdoors #findyourpark #nwexposure2018 #noca50
50 years ago, North Cascades National Park was established. Because of this human construct - you know, of designating land as a National Park - logging was curtailed, invasive tourist attractions weren’t built, and roads were kept to a minimum. I’m thankful for this place’s protection. I’m thankful for its wildness. Happy Birthday NOCA! * * Two teeny-tiny climbers on the Ptarmigan Traverse.
Although I’ve been celebrating all season long, today is the day. It was on this day 50 years ago – Oct. 2, 1968 – LBJ signed the enabling legislation for North Cascades NP, establishing its status and protection as one of our country’s great national parks. So grateful to have discovered mountains for myself here in this special park and rugged range. Happy 50th birthday @ncascadesnps ! #northcascades #noca50 #nc50peaks #4togo
Somebody told me that it’s your birthday today. Happy Birthday, North Cascades! You don’t look a day over 29. #nofilter #pnwonderland #noca50
#Repost @ncascades with @get_repost ・・・ Today we are so thrilled to celebrate a huge milestone—the North Cascades National Park turns 50!! We are incredibly fortunate to call this special place home, and we are grateful to those who fought so hard to protect it. Now we look forward to discovering what the park’s next 50 years will look like! #NorthCascadesLove #NOCA50
Happy 50th @ncascadesnps !! One of the least visited national parks in America , but not for lack of beauty! Thankful for the Park Rangers who track you down when you forget to call your mother 😂 (pic 4 enjoy) // #NOCA50
Challenger Glacier, North Cascades National Park. Today is the day. Fifty years ago President Lyndon Johnson signed North Cascades National Park into law. Link to story in bio.
The North Cascades are a special place. From the turquoise alpine lakes, and meadows teaming with wildflowers, to the rocky hillsides filled with squeaking pikas, the lush forests of Douglas firs and western red cedars, and the jagged, glaciated mountain tops, I am constantly in awe of magic in these mountains. I am grateful for the moments spent here—picking thimbleberries and blueberries trailside, struggling up steep slopes, reaching my destination and filling my lungs with crisp mountain air! I’m grateful for the adventures with friends and the memories we’ve shared here. Today is the 50th anniversary of the North Cascades National Park, so thank you to those who fought to protect and conserve this wild and beautiful place. It has a piece of my heart and I consider it to be home. #NorthCascadesLove #NOCA50 #pnw #northcascadesnationalpark #mountainmagic
50 years ago today this group of towering peaks and massive glaciers hiding away in the northern half of Washington became an official National Park. I’m a huge fan. • • Two years ago yesterday, @afrankee and I bailed off a climb in the park because it started snowing, yet we somehow still managed to get this view from a NCNP classic.
Today we are so thrilled to celebrate a huge milestone—the North Cascades National Park turns 50!! We are incredibly fortunate to call this special place home, and we are grateful to those who fought so hard to protect it. Now we look forward to discovering what the park’s next 50 years will look like! #NorthCascadesLove #NOCA50
Happy 50th birthday to our favorite national park, the majestic @NCascadesNPS ! We are so lucky to be surrounded by your incredible beauty! #FindYourPark #NOCAig #NOCA50
Summer is over, and the rains have returned, but maybe the heat and smoke wasn't THAT bad? Actually, I think it was, but it did make for some interesting light. . . . . #noca50 #pickets #northcascadesnationalpark #theskag #ncnp
Sunrise, high above the upper Skagit. . . . . #magicskagit #noca50 #northcascadesnationalpark #sunrise #d750
This photo required more work than you might realize. So it probably means more to me than to you. But that's the funny part about photography, and why I won't be quitting my day job any time soon! . . . . #noca50 #ncnp #triumph #nikon #northcascadesnationalpark #night #stars #magicskagit #bigdipper
On a nice day, it's painful to leave the subalpine. @cfire1222 feeling the pain. . . . #noca50 #northcascadesnationalpark #northcascades
Thornton peak may be shorter than Triumph, but I think it has a better view. . . . #northcascadesnationalpark #noca50 #northcascades #magicskagit #scramble #chossdawgmillionaires
Better set that tent fly up @cfire1222. You have one, right? . . . . #northcascadesnationalpark #mountaineering #magicskagit #noca50 #northcascades
Looks like summer is going to be making a belated comeback this week.
Mist from open spillway at Diablo Dam, backlit by afternoon light, seen from North Cascades Environmental Learning Center #Ncascades #NOCA50
Celebrate this first weekend of fall with us! We have a few spots left for Sunday's Diablo Lake and Lunch Tour! Enjoy nature, eat a delicious lunch and spend the rest of the afternoon watching the #Seahawks beat the Cowboys! Register at http://skagittours.com 📷: @rawfocusco #pnwonderland #seeskagit #SkagitTours #NOCA50 #northcascades #NOCAig #fallfeeling #GoHawks
1 of 4 shifts in a row today, but feeling laid back with my mind on the mountains and the mountains on my mind. Haha, who knows this song reference?! Also, to all you PNW adventurers out there, especially my adventurous gal pals, let’s hang! I promise I’m fun and always have good SNAAACKS! . . . . #thehungryadventures #herPNWlife #pnwoutdoorwomen #PNWOW #pnwonderland #upperleftusa #thatpnwlife #westcoastbestcoast #OurPNW #optoutside #washingtontrails #igers_seattle #shotoniphone #shemovesmountains #getoutstayout #choosemountains #americathebeautiful #greatoutdoors #wildwomen #goatworthy #welivetoexplore #keepitwild #northcascades #lovemyncascades #NOCA50 #NOCAig
I will never not be amazed at this place I call home. Hike to Cascade Pass 9-9-18 #mountains #gothere #ncascades #cascadepass #cascadepasstrail #noca #noca50 #hike
On the way to Cascade Pass. What a cool trail. 📸 the big cheese DS #hike #ncascades #cascades #ncascadesnps #explore #noca #noca50
Singing “America” with visitors and Park Rangers at @northcascadesnps gave me a special feeling of proud patriotism that I haven’t felt in a long time. Our country is going through an incredibly divisive and often disturbing series of news cycles — ranging from senseless gun violence to racist and fascist attacks to political scandals and national security risks. I was truly lucky to share this moment with my fellow musicians and our audience, where we sang in celebration of this nation’s highest ideals and purest values in a glorious, protected National Park. Remembering and thanking the people who have defended those values in the name of the USA on this 9/11. #september11 #neverforget #americathebeautiful #Repost @musicintheamericanwild with @get_repost ・・・ America the Beautiful at @northcascadesnps ... #americathebeautiful #music #american #wild #northcascadesnationalpark #northcascades #noca50 #nationalpark #nps #findyourpark #pnw #washington #patriotic #singalong #sing #musicmaking #community #allvoiceswelcome #keepamericabeautiful ... @l_incredible @nlabontehorn @colleendbern @ellenrbg @mollycwerts @mollygoldman @andreabassoon42 @emlyntines
Good morning, friends! Anyone else in denial that summer is coming to an end? I’m trying my hardest to be accepting of the change in seasons, but I’m definitely in mourning. If anyone else feels my pain, please let me know. This is from last week when I bagged my first peak that required a scramble. There’s seriously something so invigorating about standing on top of a mountain knowing that your own two legs AND arms got you there. And also the moral support and encouragement from those that accompany you. In this instance, @jacobmchenryphotography who also snapped this awesome photo. Hope you’re all off to a great week! . . . . #thehungryadventures #herPNWlife #pnwoutdoorwomen #PNWOW #pnwonderland #upperleftusa #thatpnwlife #westcoastbestcoast #OurPNW #optoutside #washingtontrails #igers_seattle #shemovesmountains #getoutstayout #americathebeautiful #greatoutdoors #wildwomen #goatworthy #welivetoexplore #keepitwild #northcascades #lovemyncascades #NOCA50 #nocaig
It felt SO good being in the high country again while the smoke finally cleared!! Happy 50th anniversary this year to North Cascades National Park!! Thank you for giving us access to some incredible views and for another unforgettable memory!!😍 Here's to 50 more years!😄💘⛰ • • • #nationalpark #northcascades #lovemyncascades #NOCA50 #anniversary #50th #protectandpreserve #ncnp #publiclands #mypubliclands #ourpubliclands #itsallyours #nationalforest #mountains #highcountry #alpinelakes #alpine #hikewashington #hike #pnw #americathebeautiful #heatherpass #maplepass #looptrail #dayhike #summer #washington #home #evergreenstate
Adventure with a purpose. Did you know that as part of my 50 Peaks project I’m raising money for @ncascadesnps thru @wanatlparkfund ? The funding will support the park’s projects in stewardship, volunteerism, science & research, among other key priorities. And YOU can donate to show your support. As an incentive, I’ll be giving away a large 20x30 print to one lucky winner. To enter: (1) donate $1 or more by midnight on Sunday 9/9, and (2) tag one or more friends below. Donate in my profile link, and here: http://bit.ly/50peaks. Winner announced Monday 9/10. Thank you and good luck! #nc50peaks #noca50 #ncascades #northcascades
Picket Range, North Cascades, Washington, 2018 #anseladamsinspired #noca #pnwonderland #picketrange #findyourpark #noca50 #pnw
Can’t believe it’s been a week since we left @ncascadesnps ! What a fantastic week of music making, learning, and laughter. Thanks especially to Denise Shultz and Eric Vermeers of the @nationalparkservice for bringing this whole week together! ... #nps #northcascadesnationalpark #northcascades #nationalpark #findyourpark #music #newmusic #ensemble #chambermusic #outdoors #noca50 #birthday #anniversary #party #team #summercamp ... @emlyntines @ellenrbg @nlabontehorn @mollycwerts @mollygoldman @colleendbern @andreabassoon42 @l_incredible @newmusicusa @neaarts @wanatlparkfund
“Since moving from the Midwest to the Northwest in 2013, I've developed a strong sense of identity with North Cascades National Park. Through this project, I hope to raise awareness and appreciation for the park. In turn, I hope to inspire others to find, respect, and be enriched by their own national parks and local landscapes.” ~ Scott Kranz Learn more and support his 50 Peaks project supporting North Cascades National Park in celebration of their 50th anniversary online: http://ow.ly/kzOl50ib4za #northcascades #nationalparks #findyourpark #lovemyncascades #NOCA50 #50Peaks Photo courtesy of @scott_kranz
Davis Peak, North Cascades, Washington, 2018. #anseladamsinspired #noca #davispeak #diablolake #thunderknob #pnwonderland #noca50
Oh, yeah, global warming is a hoax, uh-huh! . . . . #noca50 #glaciersgoneby2020 #northcascadesnationalpark #climatechangeisreal
So much love, admiration and pride for these two on their first backpacking and paddle trip. The laughs and stamina outweighed the tears and bickering for sure and being outdoors under the misty skies was such a welcome relief. #lilyandadelina #rosslake #noca50
Project zen 😌🌲 at Panther Creek in North Cascades. #northcascadesnationalpark #noca50 #pnwonderland #hikepnw
This woman is my hero. 💚 Ranger Denise Schultz is an incredible visionary with infectious optimism and drive. She is a leader with acute listening skills and the ability to create opportunities where others see barriers. Denise is a champion of education, music, and community building. Can I be her when I grow up?? Happy 102nd birthday, @nationalparkservice and happy 50th, @northcascadesnps. Thank you for protecting and celebrating our country’s natural treasures. It’s an honor to join in the mission of the Parks with @musicintheamericanwild ! 🐻 ••• #americanwildensemble #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #nps #noca50 #parkranger #rolemodel #teamwork #dreamwork
Great climb on the southeast ridge of Mt Shuksan. All five summited. Thanks to all who contributed to the fundraising efforts for Washington’s National Park Fund! Special thanks to International Mountain Guides and the young gun guides for all the effort. #internationalmountainguides #wnpf #petzl #scarpana #noca50 #lovemyncascades #weareoutside #findyourpark
The North Cascades National Park 50th Birthday Party is THIS weekend in Newhalem! There's tons of fun activities and we hope we'll see you there! Learn about WNPF-sponsored activities on our website: http://ow.ly/AAh950ib4ef Learn about North Casacades National Park-sponsored activities at: http://ow.ly/ubgT50ib4ee #northcascades #nationalparks #findyourpark #lovemyncascades #NOCA50 #50Peaks Photo courtesy of @Scott_Kranz
Already making plans for next week and weekend? Come celebrate North Cascades National Park’s 50th anniversary! August 21-25 there will be free family-friendly activities and performances at the Newhalem Visitor Center. Come sing Cascade Karaoke with the Music in the American Wild band or sit back and enjoy a campground concert. There will also be free transportation from Concrete, WA on August 21 & 23 and from Darrington, WA August 22 & 24 for people in our local communities. For more info and schedule of events head over to http://go.nps.gov/1ponvl #noca50 📸: @scott_kranz
🔸️ANSWER🔸North Cascades National Park is currently celebrating its 50 year anniversary! To celebrate this milestone "Music in the American Wild" will be hosting events in the park all next week! 🎶 Sing along to traditional folk tunes and take a journey with the American Wild Ensemble as they play campground concerts inspired by wildlife, landscapes, rhythms, and history. 🎻 ___________________________________ Discover your America and its National Parks with us @travelstamps every week! Will you #see_them_all ? 📸 by NPS
🔸️CLUE🔸️ Is there anything better than morning rays Cascading down rocky peaks? From August 21-25 a variety of concerts will be held as part of "Music in the American Wild" to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of which national park? _________________________________ Photo Feature 📸 : @heyguystudios _________________________________ Discover your America and its National Parks with us every week! Will you #see_them_all ?
I spy with my little 👁 something red 🖍#hiddenlaketrail #northcascades
What a view! What a woman! What a park! How great are #publiclands to explore? #pnw #nofilter #noca50 #npwest #mtshuksan #mtbaker #youknowwherewewere
Rainbow Falls: The falls is a marvel. A steep mountain creek of churning white water full to overflowing with a winter’s worth of snowmelt. It cascades, each bubble or piece of froth distinct, tumbling without hurry, surging, pulled over the cliff’s edge and into empty space by the same rule of gravity that wants to keep feet, paws and claws firmly against the ground. While water floats into cedar-scented space it divides into drops – thousands - and divides again and again - millions and millions of drops. Every drop makes a sound against the air, a tiny flutter, a little wing beat with all the wing sounds making the sound of a shimmering wind. Dropping for hundreds of feet, each fluttering wing descends into a pool at the base of the falls, punching the pool’s surface with a sound against the water that touches the ear like a pebble falling to the floor, uncountable pebbles becoming a roll of thunder that doesn’t stop.
#TBT to 2013 with a peek of Diablo Dam spilling. Can you see the rainbow emerging from the mist? Wow! We hope you’re having a great week! 🌈 . . . #SeeSkagit #northcascadesnationalpark #SkagitTours #hydropower #NOCA50 #findyourpark #northcascades
I can’t believe it – I’m more than half way through my 50 Peaks project! This season I’m climbing 50 peaks inside North Cascades National Park (@ncascadesnps ) to celebrate the park turning 50 years old (1968-2018). What a journey it’s been thus far! The importance of this park and wilderness has never been more clear to me – truly a special place worthy of the utmost respect and protection. Visit my official project page (link in bio) to learn more, track my progress, check out my interactive map, and to help me fundraise for the park through @wanatlparkfund (find the “donate” section on the main page) Thanks to all of you for following this project, and thanks to my wife, family, and friends for all the constant help and support. Also thanks to @coltonandrewjacobs for capturing me in my element on the very first peak (1st slide/image), and to @caseys3 for videoing perhaps my biggest blooper yet, haha (8th slide). Cheers! #nc50peaks #noca50 #ncascades #northcascades
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