Live Life To The Fullest
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
his gorgeous loop hike has it all: big views of Mounts Baker and Shuksan, as well as the North Cascades, alpine lakes for swimming, and well-maintained trail winding through meadows and heather. And with wildflowers in spring, blueberry bushes for trail-side snacking in late summer and blazing color in the fall, you can't pick a bad season to visit.
Enjoy up-close, breathtaking views of Mount Shuksan’s west face, along with views of Fisher Chimney, the upper and lower Curtis Glacier, as well as Mount Baker from the trail to Lake Ann. The lake in a rocky basin, in the midst of this spectacular scenery. On some days you can hear ice echoing through the valley as it crashes down the face of Mount Shuksan. This is a late season hike, as snow can linger here into August.
The Chanterelle Trail is one of the many trails in the Park's plan. At 2.4 miles, the trail offers long switchbacks uphill to a remarkable view of Lake Whatcom, Puget Sound, and the San Juan Islands. While the view is gorgeous, you'll pay the price to get there -- it's 1000 feet of elevation one way.
This trip is in early July