On Saturday we went for a beautiful hike along Gold Ridge near Slate Peak.
The magical thing about the Harts Pass area is that you gain all of your elevation driving.
Then when you get out to hike, you are on top of the world.
We had never hiked Gold Ridge before, and were so glad that we did.
The 360 degree views are amazing up there.
All around us there were all kinds of different valleys and Mountains.
We could even see down into the Methow Valley.
The ridge itself even changed with every step we took.
Look at all those amazing jagged peaks in the background.
The North Cascades are just amazing.
There is something so raw and spectacular about every section of the Mountains that surround us here.
We had SO much snow this winter, and such a late spring/summer,
that we have large patches of snow still up in the mountains.
This was a very unusual year as far as weather goes.
As we turned around to return home,
the evening light kissed the mountains all around us.
I love the pink hue that the bewitching hour casts upon the landscape.
In the two photos above you can see the tower that is perched upon Slate Peak.
And right before we made it back to the car we were blessed with a sunset.
Above you can see Jack Mountain on the right, and Mount Baker in the center.
I always love seeing this side of mount baker,
as I grew up on a property that looks at the other side of
this majestic mountain.
I can’t help but wonder if my parents are looking at the mountain at the same time as I am.
What a beautifully healing hike this was for my soul!
I am glad we had the chance to explore a new hike!