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Old 12-10-2014, 10:22 PM
 
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Any spectacular specific recommendations for a summer vacation in the North Cascades?
Prioritizing beauty / outstanding scenery, day hikes, affordable but nice enough lodging rec's (no camping but existing tent cabins ok), swimming if possible if not freezing cold water, good eats, etc
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:24 AM
 
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I'm bumping this up on this forum in hopes of some informed responses over the weekend. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-12-2014, 01:05 PM
 
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Lots of places in Winthrop, a few in Stehekin (reached by the Lady of the Lake), and some along SR 20, but the national park itself doesn't have much inside the park boundaries besides campgrounds.

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Old 12-12-2014, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Humble, TX
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As mentioned just above, give serious consideration, at least for a couple of days, to staying in the Methow Valley area - Mazama/Winthrop/Twisp.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:29 PM
 
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Whistler (BC) is a surprisingly great deal in the summer, and a blast! It's absolutely gorgeous and there is tons to do.

One place I've never been, but would love to check out is Banf. I've heard really nice things about it.
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:14 AM
 
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C'mon locals... you can do better than this.

The North Cascades are wild and largely unexplored. Start at Diablo Lake to get your bearings and a sense of how ridiculously spectacular the area is.

Then go to WTA.ORG to search for all of the hikes in the area and know that you're diving in to one of the most remote and amazing national parks in the lower 48. Crowds won't be an issue.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Humble, TX
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C'mon locals... you can do better than this.

The North Cascades are wild and largely unexplored. Start at Diablo Lake to get your bearings and a sense of how ridiculously spectacular the area is.

Then go to WTA.ORG to search for all of the hikes in the area and know that you're diving in to one of the most remote and amazing national parks in the lower 48. Crowds won't be an issue.
You're absolutely correct. It was mentioned no camping, good eats, so I presumed they weren't necessarily looking to rough it and basically "base camp" from somewhere. I would also get on NWHikers.net forums and start asking around there, as well as perusing the Trip Reports page there with some searches.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:39 AM
 
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Thanks.
Is Stehekin a very good option? Thoughts, detailed recommendations?
It seems to be sited smack in the middle of the No. Cascades.
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