142 – Backpacking Ross Lake – Green Point

Who gets a surprise birthday party on a weekend backpacking trip anyway? Me, that’s who!

Birthday celebrations at camp
Birthday celebrations at camp

This was an absolutely awesome backpacking trip to! We hiked in from Highway 20 and crossed Ross Dam. The view of the spillways are quite impressive from the top of the dam!

Crossing Ross Dam
Crossing Ross Dam

From the dam, we followed the Big Beaver Trail on past the turn off for the floating Ross Lake Resort. Wouldn’t that be a great place to stay sometime?

Floating Ross Lake Resort
Floating Ross Lake Resort

We turned off the Big Beaver Trail, then headed on down to the shore and set up camp in the Green Point area. Lovely and quiet, how nice it was to be the only ones there.

Green Point on Ross Lake
Green Point on Ross Lake

More information about the Ross Dam Trail, Big Beaver Trail and the Green Point Trail is available on the website for the North Cascades National Parks, here – http://www.nps.gov/rola/index.htm; and information about campsites available in the North Cascades National Recreation area can be found here – http://www.north.cascades.national-park.com/camping.htm.

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