The American Alps

It seems like every country has their own version of the Alps. While living in Gangneung, the Korean Alps (Seoraksan) was only a short drive away.

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough see Japan's Alps (Kamikochi) on its opening day

And now I've been to the American Alps (Cascade Pass in Washington).

Although I STILL haven't seen the original Alps, I can definitely say that of the 3 I have seen, this was by far my favorite (American Bias Alert!) I don't think I was the only one who enjoyed the hike

I only wish we could all look so graceful at the top of a mountain...

Not only my favorite of the 3 Alt-Alps, but it was most definitely one of the best hiking experiences of my life. With the ever important additions of good weather and great company, this incredible mountain range raised my standard for what I consider to be the paramount of outdoor beauty.

There are SO many more hikes to explore in this same mountain range, in the states, and abroad as well. I'm hoping the bar will again be raised by a future hike, but until then, I'm happy with the memories I have.

#hiking #Photography #americanalps #cascadepass #washington #roadtrip

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