I thank you all so much in advance for your time in replying.
We are traveling around the PNW and have planned 2 nights at Marblemount (Buffalo Run Inn) to get a taste of the North Cascades. We knew we couldn't do much within that time, so we had planned:
Day 1: arrival, dropping bags and driving up to Cascade Pass to hike as much as possible (I don't think we could have reached the Sahale Arm, but we were willing to go a bit further than the Pass).
Day 2: Drive the Cascades Highway stopping at viewpoints (Diablo and Ross Lakes overlooks), then hike the Maple Loop Trail and finish at Washington Pass overlook.
I picked the Cascades Pass and the Maple Loop trails because they were the most recommended, but also because they sound like full day hikes for our family of 4.
Now that Cascade River Road is closed to the Pincer Creek fire and it doesn't look like it will open in the next couple of weeks, I am trying to find an alternative full day plan for Day 1.
Can you recommend a similar hike or plan? A full day one not too similar to Maple Loop?
Thank you so so much!