North Cascades National Park USA Washington

North Cascades National Park

 

Ohhh, Diablo Lake. You are a thing of beauty. Wowwwie. So majestic… So peaceful… So blue. Would you mind if I just camped out here forever? I’m pretty quiet; I mind my own business most of the time. You won’t even notice I’m here, I promise!

Diablo Lake

Diablo Lake

Diablo Lake

Diablo Lake

Diablo Lake

Okay, seriously though, North Cascades National Park is my new favorite place in Washington. I feel so fortunate to live in such a beautiful state. To think we’re only a few hours away from places like this is incredible and mind-blowing to me. For those of you who don’t know – I grew up in Wisconsin. It’s beautiful in its own way, of course, but I’m positive there’s nowhere in our country that is quite as beautiful as the Pacific Northwest. This doesn’t mean I’ve stopped wearing my “Midwest is Best” shirt though, dad! I’ll always bleed green and gold. ;-)

Diablo Lake

Diablo Lake

Diablo Lake

Diablo Lake

Diablo Lake

Diablo Lake

Diablo Lake

Diablo Lake

Yes, I know… I sort of took a ton of photos. Whenever I see bright greens and grays like this in nature, I’m reminded of the beautiful rocks and waterfalls we saw in Iceland. I can’t get enough of this natural color combo.

Diablo Lake

Diablo Lake

When we got to the lookout area at the top, there were only four other people up there. It felt like it was ours, if only for a little while. From the size of the parking lot, I imagine it’s usually packed with tourists. I guess we got lucky.

This was the perfect send-off before I leave for China tomorrow. Thanks for being so good to me, Washington. <3

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Fiona
    June 23, 2017 at 3:06 PM

    wow – so gorgeous! Lucky to live so close!

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    Craig Aude
    June 23, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    Yes, Beautiful but, I’ll tell Aaron Rodgers you’re still a Midwest girl.

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    Lynnae
    June 24, 2017 at 2:00 AM

    Stunning. One day I will have to make it to the west coast and visit there as well. Safe travels to China!

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    McKenzie Allyshia
    June 25, 2017 at 12:52 PM

    We will have to add this to our list of places we must go! That lake looks stunning and so peaceful ♥

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    Marina
    June 25, 2017 at 5:53 PM

    It’s so gorgeous!

    What are you doing in China?

  • Reply
    Kay
    June 25, 2017 at 11:35 PM

    Gosh thats stunning!

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    Ann
    June 26, 2017 at 9:14 AM

    I admire your photography skills! These are some great shots and they are beautiful!
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    Kelly
    June 26, 2017 at 11:32 PM

    So tranquil and captivating! Thanks for sharing!

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    Jae x SCATTERBRAIN
    June 29, 2017 at 9:36 AM

    If I were to leave California and live somewhere else, I’d definitely move to the PNW! (Although I’ve heard that there’s a stigma that PNW locals are California transplant snobs. Haha!) I live vicariously through posts/photos like yours~

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    Sanne
    July 24, 2017 at 10:49 AM

    I really looks amazing! I’m off to Seattle in September for a Swedish crayfish party. I’m really considering staying for a couple of days more and explore more of the area.

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