Rainbow Lake, North Cascades National Park Complex.

3-Minute Read: Backpacking 80 Miles Through the North Cascades National Park Complex

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By Michael Lanza

I decided to tackle a big piece of unfinished business this fall. Over the course of several backpacking and climbing trips in Washington’s North Cascades region over the years, I had yet to explore the very heart of the North Cascades National Park Complex, a sprawling swath of heavily glaciated mountains and deep, thickly forested valleys. So in the last week of September, with huckleberries ripe and tasty beside the trails, and the fall color giving the larch trees the appearance of glowing yellow in sunlight, my friend Todd Arndt and I set out for an 80-mile stroll.

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2 Responses to 3-Minute Read: Backpacking 80 Miles Through the North Cascades National Park Complex

  1. Mel I TravelingMel   |  December 22, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Looks like an amazing trip. This is definitely going on my must-do list.

    • MichaelALanza   |  December 24, 2016 at 4:44 am

      It had been on my list for a while, Mel. Have fun.

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