Schools out for summer! This year the song has new meaning, and actually has more excitement for me as a teacher than it did as a student.
The plan for back country excursions and North Cascades Classes this year is:
Note: To see details for all my classes in the North Cascades National Park are here.
AND details of classes at the North Cascades Institute this summer/fall, follow this link.
IF YOU are interested in coming along on any of these longer backpacking excursions, contact me! email@example.com
July 11 – North Cascades National Park Landscape Photography Class (free) 7-9pm
Cathedral Peak trip – 6 days, Mid July 12-18. This is a 60-mile RT hike, through the Pasayten Wilderness. Starting at the Iron Gate Trail head the route follows the Boundary Trail to Cathedral Lake. Here in the basin you are sandwiched between Amphitheater Mountain and Cathedral Peak. One of the coolest spots ever! I great early summer trip.
Spider Gap – Upper Lyman Lake July 20-24. This is a short and relatively easy trip, with unparalleled views. I cannot wait to do this trip!
July 30 Winchester Lookout. I was there 2 x last year, a short hike and unbelievable views. Great for Night Sky imaging.
July 31 Artist Point North Cascades Institute Night Sky Class
Aug. 1 North Cascades National Park Night Sky Class (free)
Aug. 2 Hidden Peak Lookout. I have never stayed overnight at the Hidden Lake Lookout, but reckin it would be beyond compare for night sky pics.
Aug. 3 Park Butte Lookout
Park Creek Pass Loop – 6 days Early Aug. 5 -10. This is my most ambitious trip for the summer, 7 days and three steep passes, (Easy, Park Creek, Cascade) through the most remote parts of the North Cascades.
Aug. 21 – North Cascades National Park Slide Show at Colonial Creek (free)
All dates are estimates, based on weather and trail conditions!
7 thoughts on “Summer Backpacking Plan 2016”
I really must stop running off to Paris and join you for one of these hikes, Andy. Your images are breathtaking.
Yes, but I wouldn’t mind running off to Paris either! I am excited about the summer season, love being out there.
Ha ha! I *never* mind running off to Paris … but my budget would be grateful, I think, if I stayed a bit closer to home for a while. 😉
🙂 Well time to pack up and hit the trail this summer! Or fall, for that matter, hiking in the fall is wonderful, no bugs!
One day I’ll get there! Have fun .. Love the images as always