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Published: June 21, 2012
Ready to get out and stretch your legs in the North Cascades? Take the family!
For the second year in a row, The Wilderness Society is distributing two “Hikes and Sights” maps for Highway 2 (Steven’s Pass) and Highway 20 (North Cascades Highway). The full-color maps provide details and directions to a collection of short hikes and scenic sights in the heart of the North Cascades. A few well-known hikes such as the Barclay Lake Trail (Highway 2) and Cutthroat Lake (Highway 20) are featured, but the maps mostly highlight easy and rewarding hikes and sights that are slightly off the beaten path. For example, instead of visiting Deception Falls on Highway 2, try the Deception Creek Trail or explore the network of trails in Newhalem before you head over Highway 20.
Hop in the car and take the family out to experience the North Cascades! Explore some of the best quick-trip destinations including Thunder Knob (Highway 20), Rainy Pass (Highway 20), Beckler Peak (Highway 2) and Penstock Trail (Highway 2).
The Wilderness Society developed the “Hikes and Sights” maps in partnership with the National Park Service, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Cascade Loop Scenic Highway, REI, North Cascades Institute, Washington Trails Association, and The Mountaineers as part of The Wilderness Society’s North Cascades Initiative. The mission of the North Cascades Initiative is to protect the last great wild places in the North Cascades and inspire people to care for the wildlands and waters of the region.