North Cascades NP, Washington
With over 300 glaciers cloaking jagged peaks and fewer than 25,000 visitors each year, this is one park I can’t wait to return to. Attention waterfall junkies: the cataracts in North Cascades are among the most impressive I’ve seen in the world.
This is a mostly roadless park which, along with adjacent federal land, forms the core of the largest continuous wilderness area in the lower 48. The wild here is beckoning, beguiling.
“Cascade pass” by Daniel Hershman – Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0