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USA Blue Lake, North Cascades, Washington

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A popular climbing approach to Liberty Bell and the Early Winters Spires, Blue Lake is a fine destination. The lake is well represented by its name, being a deep blue to turquoise blue in color.

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Travel Information

About a three and a half hour drive from Seattle, take I-5 north, then highway 20 east to the parking lot a few miles beyond Rainy Pass, but before Washington Pass (the drive is beautiful too). The hike is about 4 miles (~6.5 kilometers) with 1000 feet (~300 meters) of elevation gain.
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Fall
Sunrise & Sunset 07:27 - 16:13 | current local time: 19:47
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Spot Comments (5)

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Dex Horton
Dex Horton 05.01.2016
Beautiful light and colors!
Phillip West
Phillip West 08.01.2016
Thanks Dex! The whole region is phenomenal!
Dex Horton
Dex Horton 09.01.2016
It is phenomenal! I go there when the pass is open. My kids own a cabin in Mazama.
Dex Horton
Dex Horton 27.09.2018
It is a great spot! I am glad I made it there.
Phillip West
Phillip West 29.09.2018
Good place for a cabin, wish I had one there too :P

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