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.
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