Cascade Pass and Sahale Glacier
Seattle, WA5.0 (2 reviews)
- Breathtaking Views
- Amazing Sahale Glacier
- Backcountry Basecamp
- Lush Pacific NW Forests
- Pristine Creeks & Rivers
- Fascinating Natural & Cultural History
This trip is dominated by the best qualities of the North Cascades: rugged, steep, and beautiful mountains. Over three days, our route takes us up stunning valleys to a series of sub-alpine basins with dramatic views of the jagged peaks and ancient glaciers of the North Cascades. We enjoy pristine meadows, abundant wild huckleberries, and rich wildlife habitat.
Our hike begins with a steep climb up beautiful Cascade Pass, and then back down the other side into a pristine creek, where set up camp for 2-3 nights. From our basecamp, we’ll explore this profoundly stunning area on day hikes. The pinnacle of the trip is a hike to the prominent Sahale Glacier and dramatic views at 7,600 feet. where we’ll eat lunch surrounded by peaks stretched out as far as the eye can see. Finally, on the final day we’ll drop back down, again over Cascade Pass, and descend back to our vehicle, but with a brand new set of views in the opposite direction from Day 1. We’ll soak up some of the most dramatic views the North Cascades have to offer on this 3-4 day exploration that truly is a world-class mountain trek.
$1525 Per Person
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trip follows mostly well maintained trails, but with some very steep sections. We spend 2 nights at the same camp, which means our toughest hiking days are with lighter daypacks. Overall it has significant elevation gains/losses on steep trails. There are also sections with moderate heights exposure.
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PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 35-45 lb backpack for 5-7 hours
- Hiking very steeply uphill and downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 8-10 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on significantly rugged terrain
- Hiking with occasional, moderate heights exposure
SOLITUDE LEVEL 3
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this North Cascades National Park hike a solitude 3. You can expect hours of solitude at a time, increasing the farther we get from the trailhead.
Seattle is one of the United States’ most convenient cities to travel to. SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma) Airport is one of the most easily accessed destinations in the country. Many major cities in the United States and internationally offer direct flights into Seattle. Please stay at one of our recommended hotels (coming soon!), all of which have airport shuttles so you do not have to rent a vehicle.
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Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 1.75
- 4 People: Rate x 1.25
- 5+ People: Rate x 1.15
*all rates are per person