Bucket List of Alpine Hikes in the Pacific Northwest # 9: Cathedral Pass


Memories, memories, memories. Elk hunting, fishing, hiking, camping – – – the Alpine Lakes Wilderness brings back fond recollections of all.

Almost 600 square miles of high mountain country to explore. Robin and Tuck Lakes, the Ramparts, the Enchantments, Ingalls Lake, Mt. Stuart, Spectacle Lake, and the list goes on.

For this visit I chose the hike to 5,500-foot Cathedral Pass, and the intersection with the Pacific Crest Trail, to visit the many tarns and grassy meadows in the area.

6,724-foot Cathedral Rock rising above a sub-alpine tarn

6,724-foot Cathedral Rock rising above a sub-alpine tarn

Devil's Club

Devil’s Club

Reflections in a small tarn

Reflections in a small tarn

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Mt. Daniel

Mt. Daniel

Into the wilderness

Into the wilderness

Purple Lupine near a sub-alpine tarn

Purple Lupine near a sub-alpine tarn

Sub-alpine tarn

Sub-alpine tarn

 

 

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