Hoary marmot meadow

We saw these big fur balls on our hike at Cascade Pass, but I decided they were saw cute that they deserved their own post.

Cascade Pass hike to Doubtful Lake and up to the glaciers

For the first 3.2 miles of the out-and-back trail, we zigzagged up the switchbacks taking in the soaring mountain vistas across the valley to the mountain pass. We heard a rumble at one point and looked over towards a glacier to witness a truck-sized piece of glacier crack off the main piece tumbling a thousand…

Diablo Lake and the gorge on Gorge Lake

Diablo Lake gets it’s emerald color from the fine sediment of glacial run offs…we stayed here in Colonial Creek Campground right on this beautiful lake!