Gothic Basin, WA September 11 2013, 0 Comments

Last weekend we made a trek with Andy's older brother to an old mining area in the North Cascades. Our journey began on Monte Cristo Road, which was once lined with the shacks and man camps of prospectors. After about a mile of easy walking we reached our trail which contained 14 switchbacks and three spectacular waterfall crossings before arriving in Gothic Basin. Immediately upon our arrival in the basin we were surrounded by quickly moving fog, hidden tarns, mysterious pools of water and spiraling mountain peaks.

Andy Whitcomb in Gothic Basin. North Cascades, WA

Gothic Basin. North Cascades, WA

Andy Whitcomb in Gothic Basin. North Cascades, WA

Forest Eckley Andy Whitcomb in Gothic Basin. North Cascades, WA

Andy Whitcomb and Ben Whitcomb in Gothic Basin. North Cascades, WA

Forest Eckley and Andy Whitcomb in Gothic Basin. North Cascades, WA

Forest Eckley in Gothic Basin. North Cascades, WA

Andy Whitcomb in Gothic Basin. North Cascades, WA

Andy Whitcomb in Gothic Basin. North Cascades, WA

Andy Whitcomb and Ben Whitcomb in Gothic Basin. North Cascades, WA