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Tapto Lakes: A Long Awaited Journey to the Heart of the North Cascades

Everyone has a place they dream of, somewhere that holds a special spot in their heart. At some point in their lives, usually at a young age, they see a picture or read a story about a place that for various reasons captures their imagination. They carry it with them over the years and hope someday for the chance to …

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Alan Majchrowicz: Solitude and Wildflowers

Recently I made a five-day backpacking trip to one of my all-time favorite areas in the North Cascades—Image Lake, located high on Miner’s Ridge in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. For me, this is one of the classic views of mountains and lakes in the Northwest, rivaled only by a few other spots such as Picture Lake/Mount Shuksan and Tipso Lake/Mount …

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Glacier Rescue on Ruth Mountain: A Survivor’s Story

Story by Jefferson L. Morriss Photos by Jefferson L. Morriss and Anthony Fiorillio   Blackness. The feeling of something wet streaming down from my head. Cold all around me. Bleak, indistinguishable forms starting to move near me. Consciousness starting to wake me. Where was I? You hear about people falling into crevasses, but I never thought I’d experience one firsthand. It …

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