Sahale Ridge – North Cascades National Park, Washington
The ragged edge of Sahale Ridge descends into the cloud hidden valleys of North Cascades National Park. A fairy land of deep forests, hanging glaciers, and dramatic summits, the North Cascades Complex includes the park and two contiguous national recreation areas. Encompassing over 1000 square miles and more than 9000 feet of vertical relief, the complex spans eight distinct life zones and has one of the highest biomass densities on earth. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Washington Park Wilderness Act, protecting 93% of the complex with national wilderness area status. Rich with beckoning summits, lakes, and trails, the area is a haven for climbers, hikers, and eco-tourists.