USA/WA: North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park protects the North Cascades Mountain Range, the most glaciated mountain range in the USA (except Alaska). The mountains are only about 6,000 feet high but they rise almost right away from the Pacific Ocean and this receive a lot of moisture and wind and fog. The mountain peak are very verdant and covered in forests and the forest floor is teaming with wildlife and plants. Several spectacular alpine lake lie in the middle of the park, like the spectacular Ross Lake. And hiking in North Cascades you won’t go hungry – the Pacific Northwest is home to an amazing variety of wild berries – blueberries, red and blue huckleberries, blackberries, and much more.