May 1, 2018 / Serena Renner / Sunset Magazine|Sunset Magazine

The Sleeping Giant - The North Cascades

We tried to hike to Hidden Lake Lookout in the North Cascades one May, but the road was closed due to snow. A few weeks later, my friend Eric and I tried again, driving three hours from Vancouver, B.C., to the trailhead. Our two-wheel­drive Subaru made it up the bumpy old logging road, albeit slowly. For the first part of the 8-mile round-trip hike we were walking through evergreen forest. Then we popped out into alpine terrain, where in spring and summer you find flower meadows or, in our case, snowy ava­lanche chutes. Read full feature here. 

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