[7-5-2011] - The American Alps
When I said I was taking a break from posting pictures from the North Cascades National Park, I forgot that I had taken some with my Holgo 120N for my Photography Squared Project. No worries, its a beautiful park might as well share it right?
The North Cascades with the largest collection of glaciers in the lower 48, has often been called the American Alps. It's no secret why either, with its glacier-clad peaks rising almost vertically from forested valleys. Snow abounds in the region as well, with much of the parks visitor access being restricted to a short summer season between late July through early October. Highway 20, or the North Cascades Highway, the main road through the park itself closes for much of the winter season. Perhaps that is why its one of the least visited U.S. National Parks, even with its close proximity to Seattle and Vancouver B.C.