Pacific Crest Trail near Hart’s Pass

Pacific Crest Trail near Hart's Pass, North Cascades, WA by Allan J Jones Photography
Pacific Crest Trail near Hart’s Pass, North Cascades, WA

The Pacific Crest Trail runs from the Mexico border up the Sierra Nevada, then into Oregon and Washington up the Cascade Mountains to the Canadian border. I hiked about 1 mile of it as a day hike while camping at Hart’s Pass in mid-July 2018.

Not all of the trail runs through areas offering such spectacular vistas. The trail doesn’t always follow an actual crest … the ridgelines are rough and jagged in many places, so the trail often runs through forests or meadows.

In the distance you can see the abandoned fire watch tower on top of Slate Peak. (See post of 29 July 2018 for a photo from the summit.)

(Note of caution: the road to Hart’s Pass is very narrow (single lane in places) and very rough with washed out areas and a lot of rocks. Not a good choice for a low slung passenger car … and it’s closed for RV’s and trailers. There is also one section with a significant drop on one side… not a road for people with vertigo issues.)

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon 28-300mm set at 42mm
ISO 200    1/500 sec    f/11

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