It’s Looking a Lot Like Fall in the North Cascades

Easy Pass in the North Cascades is an amazing fall hike.

Fall colors are just starting, and there’s a refreshing nip in the air. Best of all, most people pass by this trailhead, at milepost 151.5 on the North Cascades Highway.  The SkiZer saw only one person on his 7.4-mile round-trip.

They’re missing a stellar hike. The hills are golden, red and orange, and the larch trees are just beginning to turn. The gorgeous Fisher Basin, visible from the pass at 6,500 feet, is one of many payoffs.

Put it on your list for this fall before the snow flies.

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Still mountain blueberries to be found on the red bushes.
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The trailside brush is looking red and golden.
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Cool nights and warm days are turning the hillsides golden at Easy Pass.
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Fisher Basin is one of the payoffs from the top of Easy Pass.

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