Upon the Snow-Laden Slopes of the North Cascades

76 thoughts on “Upon the Snow-Laden Slopes of the North Cascades”

  1. I love the way you write – always taking me right along with you! I haven’t had much time to read recently (and very intermittent wifi!) but looking forward to catching up with all your adventures once I’m back in London. Happy exploring as always πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Rachel. That is a wonderful thing to hear always and you are so kind. You have been travelling so extensively that I would not imagine you to have time to be in the virtual world at all. Safe travels then till you get back home πŸ™‚ xx

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  2. There’s something majestic about mountains whether or not they’re covered in snow. Lovely photos as always.

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    1. Indeed Lorelle. My brother-in-law started one and who was I to ignore the child-like joy of it. And thank you πŸ™‚ Much appreciated. xx

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    1. Oh gosh, you reminded me of my intent to visit that area sometime. Adi went on a trip there with his sister and her family before we got married. I remember seeing those photos and wanting to walk in the wilderness made even intense by the sight of logs scattered everywhere on the beach. Next time, we have got to do it.
      Thanks Amor! Trust you have been enjoying yourself. xx

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      1. I’m well, tolerating somehow the 36 degree celcius-weather here in SG, thanks for mentioning. Please do post some of those pics πŸ™‚ Btw, A, I don’t get an email prompt anymore whenever you reply to my comments, a few times now, hmm. Maybe I’ll just re-follow you to make sure I get prompts.

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      2. That is annoying. It must be because of my earlier change. I am sorry to hear that. But there should be a tab below the comment which if you click should ensure that you get notified of my replies.
        It sounds balmy at your end. Well I am not looking forward to that kind of heat which will descend upon us soon I think. Keep cool. πŸ™‚ And I will look up those photos in Adi’s collection. xx

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    1. That is one of my favourites too, Nisha. It was difficult not to let myself loose on this drive. Every frame was picturesque πŸ™‚ Thanks girl. xx

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  3. What an awesome view of the mountains! We saw Mount Baker from the Vancouver Tower. So nice to see it up close. The spring snowstorm must have been massive – the snow is piled quite high beside the chalet. Loved reading your post – Neek

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    1. Thank you Neek πŸ™‚ It was quite something especially since we had no expectation of such a thick cover when we drove up. Nature is priceless. Have a good week you. xx

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  4. What beautiful photos, Arundhati! I love the one of you with the white background. I love the mountains; it’s just the peace and greenery I think that does it for me. There was still lots of snow then? Wow…just think how much there must be in January. Lovely. Xx

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    1. Thank you Sophie πŸ™‚ There was enough snow to wallow in and a bit more. So January should have had enough to keep the skiers satisfied. I was caught unawares or I would have gone ahead and searched for chalets renting out snowshoes. xx

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      1. I still haven’t heard back yet! I’m not sure if no news is good news :’D I’m pretty happy just writing my own stuff though! It would be pretty cool to make some money from my writing, but I also have the urge to keep my hobbies separate from work. Either way things will work out for the best!

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  5. next week we all going there for trip and want to concern about the tourist place. Thanks for sharing good trip experience, its seem you enjoyed a lot and wish for me that i could too.

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  6. I agree, nature is such an irony in that the such beauty has been created by massive forces of destruction. Looks like you had a good time, I am shivering here looking at snowy pictures because for a change, it is a little warm in London xx

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    1. I am back home and here it is balmy too, so all’s well. The surprise was that it was not nasty, the cold up there on the mountains. The sun bathed us aplenty in its beautiful warmth. Here’s to a vibrant summer for us. xx

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  7. Your writing takes me back home! I’m not from the United States, but my home in Canada is part of the same climate and forest and mountain scenery. It’s probably one of the most beautiful places in the world. But I might be a bit biased. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Hey Jen, I remember your nostalgic comment for home. Are you visiting it anytime soon? You are right to be biased. It is most breathtaking. xx

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      1. That is lovely that he knows your home well. I feel your dilemma about travelling alone. But cheer up, your family back home will be thrilled πŸ™‚ xx

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    1. Oooh you are in your new home now, I trust! How is it to be reunited with HB2? Has The Bean taken well to his new environment?
      The mountains are waiting for you here too πŸ™‚ xx

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      1. I am in my new place (in reality, a place I have lived before because it has been HB2’s base for nearly 30 years). I’m settling quite well. Had my youngest kitten with me for two weeks but she has returned to Blighty now. The Bean loves it here …. huge 2 acre garden with woods, plenty of critters to chase and lots of conservation land around for good walks and runs. I will be running to the mountains every opportunity I get – some things can’t be taken out of the girl, don’t we find?

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      2. Now that sounds blissful. A woodland in your backyard…sigh. Pop in a few laps for me too, please. However, do you have to be wary of bears on the trail?
        P.S.: I did not think of you as a cat lady πŸ™‚ xx

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      3. It is lovely … I’m doing a 5K on Saturday called ‘Run for the Woods’ which is in aid of the conservation land here. The trail we run normally is alongside the river and I am more likely to meet a snapping turtle (and hey are maHUSIVE) than a bear but there are the occasional sightings of black bears here. It always makes the radio news. Last time I was here I was irrationally disappointed not to meet the one that kept being spotted. As to being a cat lady – not so much. I just refer to my girls as kittens or piglets most of the time. Much to their disgust since they are aged 23-31 these days!!!! xx

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      4. I hate the fact that comments randomly get deposited in the spam folder. I have not been checking the blog the last few days because we were spending time with friends visiting NYC. Apologies for the delayed response and fishing this comment out of the folder. I trust your run went well and that you had succour after it in the form of a few pints of chilled ale and delish food.
        *snorts at the thought of your daughters’ expression
        Piglets is actually rather cute! πŸ™‚ Hope you have a good week ahead! xx

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      5. Thank you … it went quite well (was the first in an age so took it sensibly) and I did feel I had earned my libations and grub so a win all round. Hope you had a lovely time in NYC and sorry to have taken a wrong turning and ended up in Spam! It happens at this end from time to time too … very infuriating particularly as I am hopeless at checking the folder! Enjoy your week – sunshine all the way, I hope β˜€οΈ xx

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      6. Oh yes brightness to keep all blues at bay πŸ™‚ With enough apologies in the air, now we can settle down to a nice cuppa. I baked furiously over the weekend and am trying to keep away from a hoard of Danish pastries and macaroons that have been popped into the freezer for long-term pleasures. I only hope this week does not see me scarfing down all of them! Hope you have a sunny and merry week too, Osyth. xx

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      7. Hah – they’d stand no chance here at all! Very mpressed that you can bake your own Danish. I knew you were a friend for a reason πŸ˜€ xx

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      8. It was the first time I baked a batch. All that shortening and butter made me heart go boom boom! xx

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  8. I want so badly to visit Washington and the Pacific Northwest some day. To go snowboarding down those mountains would be heavenly. And in the spring to walk through those forests. Ay, me. I am putting this out into the universe! I will get there. Thanks for the lovely photos.

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  9. There is something very soothing about snow-filled mountain scenery. Lovely photos! I can’t get over the snow depth on the parking lot of the Baker ski chalet. I have yet to get to Baker, but on clear days in Vancouver I see it in all its glory.

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    1. Hear hear! You have a world of beauty at your doorstep, so I doubt you miss much πŸ™‚ And thanks, Caroline.

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