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Easy Pass — Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011

North Cascades
LARCH REPORT: The pass is a golden blanket of larch trees. About half are loosing needles and about half still have green tips, so it's likely the brilliant larches will be around for awhile longer. Last weekend I hiked the Maple Pass Loop, and this weekend decided to hike the less-traveled and more rugged Easy Pass trail. The trail is in good shape despite being covered with a layer of trodden snow for about half of the hike. The snow-capped yellow-fringed views at the pass are spectacular. A great hike for a sunny fall day.