No. NC NP is more north. Why?
Thank you. I didn't realize the Cascade Mountain area is divided up into sections. Leavenworth, as far as I can tell, is in the central part. But the national park is in the north?
Where would the best moderate level hiking be near? Hikes around 7 miles round trip with moderate elevation gain? The North Cascade area or near Leavenworth? Thank you!!!
What time of year? What’s the rest of the trip look like? I mean, there’s hiking all over the place, and I would think you want something close to where you plan to be.
Thank you fir your help! We will fly into Seattle July 13 and stay fir a week. Last year we did a 3 leg trip: two hikes in Mt. Rainier, two in Olympic National Park, and then a trip to Orcas island — all three in ten days! This year we’d like to stay in one spot — just in the Cascades. So I’m trying to pick a spot closest to the most appropriate hiking trails for our skill level ( moderate:)
Both Leavenworth and Winthrop/Mazama – – the Methow Valley – – will have a lot of hiking opportunities as well as other outdoor recreation. The latter will be quieter and offer access to the North Cascades. Leavenworth is closer to the Seattle area and it/ its trails get busier plus the town gets more of the regular tourist crowd. I'd read the tourist websites (Mazama and Winthrop each have websites) and decide what seems more appealing. Both Leavenworth and the Methow are great bases for hiking.Edited: 19 November 2018, 00:12
But on the other hand, if you like dining out, which I do, Leavenworth is the better option. Hike in the morning, wander around town in the evening.