A Visit to the American Alps (Johannesburg Mountain, North Cascades)
There's a reason why Washington State's North Cascades are called the "American Alps." Their peaks are high, rugged, and remote. Few peaks better exemplify these unique characteristics than Johannesburg Mountain, pictured above. Despite a less-than-ideal weather forecast, I recently ventured into the North Cascades and captured this image of Johannesburg's north face in front of some dramatic weather rapidly moving through the area. The American Alps never fail to leave me in awe.