a Northwest Native American word meaning “high lofty place”, “falcon”, “sacred”.

A Recipe for a fantastic Sunday is a beautiful bluebird day spent hiking to Sahale Arm (~7600′) in the North Cascades with friends. The beauty of this area and the scale of the surrounding mountains simply can’t be captured in photos.

Lounging on top of the world!!

Lounging on top of the world!!

And we even got to see falcons – one swooping down the valley so fast from the summit we could barely keep him in our sights! A few others in our group spotted a large black bear, slowly ambling his way down the meadows. Gorgeousness!!


Round Trip: 10.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 4000′
High Point: 7,700′
Hiking Time: 4:30

GPS Tracks

GPS track of the ascent