In past years I have picked the obvious few spots around the Northwest and ended up making countless return trips in hopes of seeing them under the best possible light. Sometimes you have to keep trying and trying until it finally happens. This summer, instead of going to the same old places (which are nothing short of incredible), I've decided to do a lot of exploring new areas. In the past two months alone, I have done about 140 miles of hiking and have seen some awesome scenery along the way. As this photo hopefully conveys, there are plenty of beautiful places in the Cascades that go unseen by most.

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