Cascade Loop DVD
See what you'll experience along the Loop before, or re-live your trip again afterwards, in this 30 minute DVD. To preview it and the Loop experience, click the arrow! Order a copy of your own.
National Park Land, Hydro Power, Local Cuisine
See the Cascade Loop from aboard a motorcycle
Late 2011 snows show up in this mid-June video:
View this on-road video for a quick preview of actual scenery you'll experience right from your car. For similar videos of other motorcycle friendly routes visit www.road-quest.com
Ride a free Ferry from Everett to dig in the sand!
Jetty Island, just off the city of Everett's shoreline is a free boat ride away where sandy beaches, bird watching and marsh boardwalks await. See it here on Northwest Backroads (King 5 TV): http://www.king5.com/on-tv/northwest-backroads/Jetty-Island-offers-budget-friendly-trip-97083584.html
Ohme Gardens - an Alpine Wander
Ohme Gardens is an alpine oasis in the semi-arid Columbia River Valley. Evening Magazine (King 5 TV) shows us the beauty: http://www.king5.com/on-tv/evening-magazine/A-garden-in-the-sky-93162869.html
This is one individual's exploration of the North Cascades National Park:
Points of Interest in the North Cascades National Park.
Anacortes - a Historical Fishing Town
Anacortes is a historical fishing village with an artistic eye. King 5's Evening Magazine shows us the "art" of Anacortes. http://www.king5.com/on-tv/evening-magazine/Local-artist-keeping-Anacortes-alive-100078214.html
Recreation in the Cascade Loop Regions 3 & 4 (Leavenworth, Cashmere, Wenatchee, Columbia River Valley, Stevens Pass)
The Cascade Foothills (Region 3) plus the Columbia River Valley (Region 4) are surrounded by a cornucopia of outdoor recreation opportunities. The video below shows you some of the scenery and activities you can experience in these two areas. If you're interested in paragliding and training check out this video. For regular updates on recreation in this area visit www.WenatcheeOutdoors.org.
Just before the North Cascades Hwy 20 was opened for the season in the spring of 2007, this bicycling club took to the cleared highway (still closed to cars) and enjoyed a brisk ride through the pass.
View a typcial spring clearing of the snow from the North Cascades Hwy 20. This 34 mile portion of the Hwy is normally closed in winter between mid-November and mid-April due to excessive snow. Each spring the Washington State Dept. of Transportation brings a special crew up on the pass to clear the Hwy. It usually takes about six weeks to prepare the highway for its annual spring opening (mid-April to 1st of May is normal opening time).