Cascade Pass Adventure

On this 3-day trip, experience some of the most stunning landscapes of North Cascades National Park, including valleys carved by glacial erosion, ancient forests, and the vibrant heather meadows of the Sahale Arm. Along the way, we’ll discuss the human and natural history of the spectacular landscapes we’re passing through, and how to take action on issues you care about.

See below for our planned detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Meet at Cascade Pass Trailhead (you’re welcome to catch one of our Reconnect Earth vehicles to the trailhead from Bellingham or Mount Vernon). We’ll then hike up and over Cascades Pass itself, descending on the other side of the pass to our campsite in Pelton Basin. Along the way, we’ll discuss the area’s unique alpine environment and [insert more activity details]. Total mileage: 4.4

Day 2: We’ll set out to climb the Sahale Ridge Trail, a challenging but stunningly beautiful traverse that passes through alpine meadows and stands of trees stunted by harsh weather known as krumholz. This is widely considered to be one of the most iconic hikes in North Cascades National Park–and with good reason! We’ll take in the views along the way, and if we’re lucky we might spot a mountain goat or marmot as we scramble up the trail to the ridge. Total mileage: 5.9

Day 3: We’ll pack up camp and return to Cascade Pass Trailhead, where transportation back to Bellingham or Mount Vernon is available for those who request it. Total mileage: 4.4

Apply to join the trip here!