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Cascades Visitor Information

Cities and Towns of the Central Cascades
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Wenatchee

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A Hike to Blanc Lake
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Alpine Lakes
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Henry M Jackson

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North Cascades Highway
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Scenic Sights
Snoqualmie Falls

Ski Areas
Echo Valley
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Summit at Snoqualmie


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Washington's Cascade Mountains
The Central Cascades

Aspen Suite Condominiums at the Icicle Village Resort

Central Cascades is a popular Seattle playground for hiking, backpacking, climbing and skiing.

The Central Cascades offer an extensive array of outdoor recreational activities less than two hours by car from Seattle, one of the Pacific Northwest's largest metropolitan centers.

Hikers can be at any number of popular trailheads within an hour or two and by noon can be miles into wilderness areas far from the crowds, traffic, asphalt and noise of the big city. Any summer weekend will find dozens of trails populated by solo hikers, families with small children, backpackers and, on some trails, even horse-packers. Trails range from easy 5-mile round trips to an alpine lake to moderate hikes of 10 miles or more.

Skiers, too, find relatively quick access to the slopes as several ski resorts also are within an easy drive. It is not uncommon to head for the slopes after work and ski until 10:00 PM and be home again in time for a good night's sleep.

Climbers can have breakfast at sea level and enjoy lunch at an elevation of 5,000 to 7,000 feet on any number of peaks within the Central Cascades.

Central Cascades Featured Places and Web Sites

Wildflowers of the Central Cascades
Photographs of the wildflowers growing in the Cascades by Washington Trails Association.

Asahel Curtis Grove
Old growth forest area with nature trail and picnic facilities. Take Exit 52 off I-90.

Cashmere
Located within an apple growing area, and home of Liberty Orchards, makers of Aplets and Cotlets candies. Tours are available.

Chelan County Historical Museum

The Enchantments

The Dave Bassett Photo Gallery

Enchantments- Trip Report
Jeffrey Olson's text-only personal account of a 1996 hike through the Enchantments in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness of Washington' Central Cascades.

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