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Winchester Lookout
Winter
Fall Alpine Lakes Wilderness
Skagit Valley Springtime
Back country wilderness backpacking North Cascades
Wild flowers Summer
North Cascades National Park Hikes Hiking
North Cascades National Park
North Cascades National Park Hikes Hiking
Backpacking
Hiking
North Cascades National Park Hikes Hiking
North Cascades National Park Hikes Hiking

You may want to include a guided photo tour in your trip planning. Small groups, intimate knowledge of the area and many years of experience are what make Andy's photo tours a success. Tulip Festival Tours, North Cascades Day Hiking and Overnight Photo Tours and spectacular Night Sky Photo Tours are all available. If you would like to have a big, bright, gob smacking, beautiful image for your home or office, visit Andy's Gallery and order your canvas wrap or fine art print today! Feel free to email Andy with any questions about hiking the North Cascades or travel tips for Tulip Festival and Skagit Valley.




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North Cascades Photography: Mt. Erie
Mt Erie is located in Anacortes. The summit rises more than 1,200 feet above the sea and is visible clear across the valley. Read More >>>>
North Cascades Photography - Hike to Stehekin
The hike from the Skagit Valley up and over Cascade Pass and down along the river to the remote village of Stehekin, on the northern shore of Lake Chelan is a magnificent journey. Sort of like crossing the Misty Mountains to get to Rivendell, there is a lot to see! Read More >>>>
North Cascades Photography: Washington Pass
Washington Pass is one of the most scenic spots along the entire Cascade Loop Scenic Highway. Washington Pass is the highest point along the North Cascades Highway, at an elevation of 5477 ft./1669 m. Liberty Bell Mountain towers over the thin ribbon of pavement. Heading east, the highway plunges down to Mazama and Winthrop Read More >>>>
North Cascades Photography: Skagit Valley Tulips
The start of spring in Skagit Valley heralds the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Broad swaths of brightly colored tulips spring up all over the flats.This is one stop along the Cascade Loop that you don't want to miss!Photographing them is wonderful fun. The saturation of colors, the often cloudy skies and lots of mud always make the trip an experience. The Washington Bulb Company is the leading grower of tulip, daffodil, and iris bulbs in North America. They grow bulbs throughout the valley and have a huge display garden, Roozengaarde. There is a store, a windmill… Read More >>>>
North Cascades Photography: La Conner Daffodil Festival
The La Connner Daffodil Festival signals the start of spring in the Skagit Valley. As the dreary winter drags to a close the fields of the Skagit Flats slowly come alive. Read More >>>>
North Cascades Photography: Skagit Valley Sunrise
Photographing sunrise requires a bit of luck. You have to decide where to be for the sunrise, and so you go, in the dark, hoping for nice light...Once you're there and the sunrise starts, its usually too late to change locations. Today was one of those exceptions!There are many wonderful vantage points along the Cascade Loop Scenic Highway from which to photograph the Skagit Valley. One of my favorites is Sauk Mountain. The Skagit River loops in broad curves to the west... But this is only a hike for the summer months, access… Read More >>>>
North Cascades Photography: Johnson/Debay Swan Reserve
Skagit Valley is the winter home for Trumpeter and Tundra Swans.  The Johnson'/Debay Swan Reserve, located along Francis Road in Clearlake, is a wonderful place to visit them.The Johnson/DeBay Swan Reserve (JDSR), near Mt. Vernon, Washington, is America’s only swan reserve. Owned by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the Reserve was dedicated in 2001 for the public to view wintering Trumpeter and Tundra Swans.There is a parking area and a bench. In the summer it’s quite green!The winter months are not as colorful, but the migrating waterfowl bring the place alive!It’s a… Read More >>>>
North Cascades Photography - Winter on the Cascade Loop
The severity of winter in Western Washington is all about elevation. The lowlands usually get very little snow, not counting this year of course! And the mountains get slammed. Several of the mountain passes in Washington close in winter due to snow avalanche conditions. The North Cascades Highway, SR 20, is one of them. Read More >>>>
North Cascades Photography: Skagit Valley Snow Geese
Winter tends to be a bit wet and gray. But then the Snow Geese arrive! If you're out and about on the Cascade Loop in the winter months, be sure to come to Skagit Valley for a visit! Read More >>>>
North Cascades Photography: Diablo Dam Tour
As you drive along the North Cascades Highway section of the Cascade Loop there plenty of wonderful vistas and things to see. There are three dams along the Skagit River, Diablo Dam is one of them, part of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project that supplies Seattle with a large proportion of its power needs. You can stop at the overlooks and admire them from afar, OR you can take the Diablo Dam Tour and see the operation up close. The unique, intense turquoise hue of the lake's water is attributed… Read More >>>>
North Cascades Photography: Baker River
The Baker River drains an area of 270 square miles in a complex of deep valleys partially inside North Cascades National Park. Access is year-round via the Baker Lake Road. Read More >>>>
North Cascades Photography: Capturing Images of the Milky Way
There is nothing more stunning than a clear image of the Milky Way Galaxy arcing overhead. The Majesty of the Galaxy is on display and you can feel yourself on the outer rim of the immense ring of stars... By far, the most difficult part of capturing images of the Milky Way is simply getting there, at the right time! Read More >>>>
North Cascades Photography: North Cascades Highway
The North Cascades Highway (Highway 20) follows the Skagit River from the Puget Sound deep into the mountains, reaching its highest point at Washington Pass, 100 miles east of I-5, before it drops down to the Methow Valley. Read More >>>>
North Cascades Photography: Introductions
Each week we will visit some place in the North Cascades. The best camp sites; day hikes and overnight trips; lookout towers, the best locations for sunrises, sunsets and night sky imaging. Whether you're into a weeklong trip, or the best place for a drive-in view, I will cover the best times to go and How To Tips ranging from How to set exposure for a shot of the Milky Way and Where to see Mountain Goats? Read More >>>>