The Cascade Pass and Sahale Arm are only a few hours away from Vancouver, but we hadn’t even stepped foot in the North Cascades National Park before this past weekend. Ernesto and Taisa from Overland the Americas invited us down to meet their friends Nate and Danielle from Vanderlust Americas and we couldn’t say no.
Months ago Ashley had posted a link to the 20 Places To Go Camping Before You Die and Ernesto had seen #3 The Sahale Arm on that post. He suggested we hike the Sahale Arm and we agreed that an 8 hour long, 4000 vertical foot adventure would be a great way to spend our Saturday. From the trailhead to the peak we our eyes were rewarded with epic views… we were stoked about every step of this hike, but definitely had some Jello legs happening by the time we made it back to the trucks. This is by far the most visually stimulating hike we’ve ever been on and highly recommend it to anybody. Even hiking to the halfway point (Cascade Pass) is well worth it! Now we just need to knock a few more of this places off of that list.
We enjoyed every minute of our weekend spent with like-minded people. We skipped the small talk and went straight into the goods: travelling, food, likes, dislikes, short-term and long-term plans, talk of “the universe”, and all-out dreams. We can’t wait to spend more time with you guys over the coming months Ernesto, Taisa, Nate and Danielle!
|These photos were all taken with our GoPro Hero2.| On our way back home we made sure to stop by Diablo Lake for a couple of photos! And then we stopped at Cascade Farm Organic... because we had to try their organic ice cream!
For more photos make sure to check out Vanderlust Americas’ blog post: Cascade Pass, Sahale Arm, and Diablo Lake, WA