We have last minute plans Oct6-13. Planning to drive from Seattle to Mt Baker, as far as we can, then across the Cascades. Trying to decide if we sould head south to Rainer, or turn around and go rt 5 down? Have I planned rjis too late in the year? I know somethings will be closed, but really like the idea of less people.
I have heard that it is better to travel East to West on this highway,. or does it not make a difference?
I would like more information on the drive through North Cascades. We will be there early September for 3 days. You stated it was not for the "faint of heart". Is the road narrow with steep drop offs? Is it dirt? I'd like any information you can give me. We are excited about this park - never been there, but have been to many, many others. We are staying on the east side of the park for the first night and then making our way across to Mazama for our last night there; then back to Seattle for our flight home.
If anyone has any pointers as to great hikes, we'd appreciate that. That's why we're going. Thank you!
My husband and I are think about spending some time hiking (but not backpacking) in North Cascades next year. I am having a very difficult time figuring out where most people stay. On Trip Advisor, Chilliwack is mentioned the most but that is in Canada. Does anyone know where are the most popular entrances and hikes? Don't want to spend a week at the park and find out we're staying at the wrong end like we did at Glacier last year. Any advise for this park is greatly appreciated! Thanks, Jill
We will be staying in Seattle on business. What part of this drive could we do as a reasonable day trip, leaving Seattle in the morning and
returning in the evening?