Marblemount, WA- river access HWY 20 “River walk”

 

25% cloud cover

light easterly wind

67 degrees f

This is one of my most favorite easy places to visit, here you visit the Skagit River and the Cascade river at once and it is amazing and very easy. Also this place has a port o potty so there is that too I suggest bringing your own tp as there was none. A short less then a mile hike leads you to wonderful quiet shores that you mainly share with the bald eagles, ravens and turkey vultures. I came out today to mainly work on some technique I was out there for about 3 hours and didn’t see another soul, course it was Wednesday. There were a few terrestrial insects around including mainly black ants, butterflies, caterpillars and tons of spiddle bugs. Also there was a hummingbird nest nearby obviously as the female was relentless about bombing my head.  The water levels were good and high still with banks to fish and walk on. There were also fish fry in the rivers. Was a lovely walk and a picnic and sitting on the banks and enjoying all that the cascade river has to offer. This is an easy trip and often abused with litter around the parking lot especially so be kind and maybe if you are feeling generous do as I do, bring a spare garbage bag in your backpack and pick up some of wonderful litter to take home and throw away properly. So good luck and get out there! -Leah Lambert

“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyong reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.” -Edward Abbey

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