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Spring on the Cascade Loop

Mountains are still blanketed in snow up high, but the foothills turn emerald green now. Orchards lining river banks begin to blossom, and snow-melt fills rivers, lakes and streams. Waterfalls rush along the roadways delivering spectacular views. Gardens burst with Spring flora, and fields fill tulips and daffodils.
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Important note about Spring travel on the Loop: be sure to check with the WS DOT to be sure that the North Cascades Highway is open to travel. This pass closes in Winter due to heavy snowfall.
WS DOT Pass Report: North Cascades Highway
North Cascades Highway Opening/Closure History