North Cascades National Park, Washington


North Cascades National Park is basically the Glacier National Park of Washington, featuring dramatic peaks, alpines lakes, and glaciers along the Canadian border. The park is bisected by the Skagit River, which unfortunately has a series of dams along it. The North Cascades Ranges is the most expansive glacial system in the contiguous United States with over 300 glaciers and 300 lakes. The tallest peak is Goode Mountain at 9220 feet. This remote region is home to over 20000 acres of old-growth forests including red cedars 1000 years old. The Skagit Tribe are native to the region.


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