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Photographer Ethan Welty's Home Range: The North Cascades

Join photographer Ethan Welty on a photo tour of Washington's North Cascades. Ethan shows off not only his favorite spots in North Cascades National Park, but also some hikes and views in the wilderness areas that surround the park.


A small waterfall trickles into Bacon Creek, in a deep, lush valley in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest right off the North Cascades Highway. The watershed, carved out of the original national park proposals and logged of its old-growth forests, could be protected from future logging by proposed expansions to the park (www.americanalps.org).

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