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North Cascades

Postby oldranger » Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:05 am

At Maverick's insistence I'm posting a few shots from my trip to the North cascades. All shots are from a 10 mile 2100 ft vertical round trip from Holden Village to Holden Lake. For anglers, fishing was great at the two lakes I fished. Hart lake provided a couple dozen cuthroats between 6 and 11 inches with average about 9 inches. Holden Lake yielded almost as many rainbow/cut hybrids with average fish about the same but largest about 12 and no fish in the 10-11 inch range.
Above Holden Lake.JPG
Bonanza Peak and Mary Green Glacier in Clouds above Holden Lake

Dumbell Mt and Avalanche debris.JPG
Dumbell Mountain, Avalanche Debris that wiped out 1/8 mile of trail up to Holden Lake

N. Spur of Dumbell Mt..JPG
N. Spur Dumbell Mountain across Holden Lake


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Re: North Cascades

Postby giantbrookie » Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:13 pm

Thanks for posting. That is some impressively rugged and beautiful country. Few Californians are aware of the fact that the northern Cascades, is much more rugged and alpine than the Sierra in spite of its lower peak elevations above sea level. Speaking of fishing, perhaps you might look at the Washington Trailblazers discussion board's stunning 20"+ fish thread and go after some of those spots (I certainly would be if I was situated a bit further north).
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Re: North Cascades

Postby maverick » Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:33 pm

Thanks Mike
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Re: North Cascades

Postby oldranger » Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:59 pm

GB

Just got back from dayhike to Green Lakes. Managed to land a 14" brookie. My largest by 3 inches from that lake! I'll check out that thread, thanks.

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Re: North Cascades

Postby giantbrookie » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:57 pm

Oh, I forgot to post the URL of the giant fish thread "Big alpine trout": http://www.watrailblazers.org/forum/vie ... p?f=1&t=62 Enjoy. Note that in addition to my California representative (from Gilmore, of course) there is another CA lake which is a particularly choice one (let's just say it's much harder to reach than Gilmore).
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Re: North Cascades

Postby Hetchy » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:12 pm

The North Cascades were a big surprise to me. I thought the mountains had run out along the Pacific Crest Trail. After I crossed Rainy Pass I was stunned by the terrain! I had one of the finest nights of the whole trail here.
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See the PCT there! Heading down to Harts Pass just beyond that peak.
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My Gossamer Gear "One" tent under Moonlight in the North Cascades. That is the last time I set it up on the trail.. just to block the wind.
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Re: North Cascades

Postby John Dittli » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:33 am

Old thread I stumbled upon here. The North Cascades in North Cascades National Park and immediately south are one of the most rugged and wild ranges in the lower 48. Though the peaks top out at 7-9000', the valley floors average ~1000. 4-6000 foot vertical gains averaging 1000' a mile is common place on trails; a good place for young knees (perhaps that's why Fred Becky "retired" to the Sierra).

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