Some trees that I post about will be really easy to see for yourself, if you're in the area of course. Other trees require miles of hiking and a whole lot of determination to see in person. I'm not a great hiker, but the lure of stunning views and a chance to photograph them will get me to hike places I never really pictured myself going. However, even if you never hike here, you can still enjoy the photos I captured while hiking!
These fantastic trees were above the tree line in the Northern Cascade Mountains along the Hidden Lake Trail. Apparently the Northern Cascade Mountains are sometimes referred to as the American Alps, which makes sense when you see the alpine meadows, rocky alcoves and snow capped peaks.
Have you gone hiking at all this summer?