Weekend Getaway in the North Cascades

Weekend Getaway in the North Cascades

Looking for a weekend getaway in the mountains, my friend Grace and I headed to North Cascades National Park: a true wonderland of steep, slate-blue craggy mountains, aqua-green lakes, and wondrous larch-peeping hikes. Colonial Creek Campground, a car campground located 125 miles northeast of Seattle--near mile marker 130 on Highway 20--fit the bill. The plan was to arrive on Friday afternoon and set up camp, hike and explore on Saturday, kayak on Sunday, and then drive back home.