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scott_kranz

Well, this is it. I’m about to step on the trail to start my final trip – to hopefully summit my last two peaks (peaks 49 & 50). This trip will cover over 50 miles into one of the most remote areas in the range. Wish us luck, and see you in a few days ✌🏼 #nc50peaks

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aimeesilver

sea of peaks

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scott_kranz

Over the course of my project this season I've gained a total of nearly 200k feet of elevation and covered well over 400 miles on foot. (In fact I've lost about 15 pounds since I started, and my legs might be as strong as they've ever been!) Truth be told, though, the vast majority of this elevation and mileage involved long, tiring stretches of forested trail or mountain slopes, bushwhacking, scrambling up loose scree and talus – a lot of strenuous movement, and plenty of pain and even some misery. But it's funny how even the briefest of moments on the summit, and especially those first few minutes when the morning sun paints the surrounding mountains and ridge lines, makes you so thankful to be out there. We're beyond fortunate to have these wild places to experience, protect, and pass on. #nc50peaks @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #ebcontributor

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scott_kranz

Summit views from Peak 47/50. I’ve spent a fair amount of time above the clouds as of late, and that’s never a bad thing. On this particular climb, we covered over 22 miles and nearly 7k in elevation gain, including some exciting fresh-snow-covered scrambling, in a 12 hour span car to car. Three peaks to go – can you believe it?! Stay tuned this week, as I try to make a sprinting finish before full-on winter arrives. #nc50peaks Needing to go as fast and light as possible on these few final climbs, I’ve parced down my camera gear kit to the @sonyalpha RX100 VI, which fits in the palm of my hand. Shot this at 1/320 sec, f/6.3, ISO80, at 18mm. Comment below with any questions about my climbing/shooting process. #alphacollective #bealpha

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jmkranz

Happy 50th birthday North Cascades National Park! My grandpa grew up playing & smoke jumping in these mountains before it was a National Park. Now my husband loves to play in these mountains and works to help the park. I guess you can say this National Park has a special place in my heart... #nc50peaks #finalfourpeaks

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colin.ayers

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scott_kranz

Although I’ve been celebrating all season long, today is the day. It was on this day 50 years ago – Oct. 2, 1968 – LBJ signed the enabling legislation for North Cascades NP, establishing its status and protection as one of our country’s great national parks. So grateful to have discovered mountains for myself here in this special park and rugged range. Happy 50th birthday @ncascadesnps! #northcascades #noca50 #nc50peaks #4togo

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jeremytwalls

On this day in 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson officially designated the North Cascades as a national park. Happy birthday to one of my favorite parks!

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scott_kranz

Ultra-classic ridge lines in the American Alps. As winter conditions slowly take hold of the high alpine here in the Cascades, I’m reflecting on all my climbs from the heart of summer, involving clear skies, warm temps, and dry rock. Although my remaining climbs (4 more!) might be a bit snowier and more serious due to inclement weather, the sense of adventure will be all the same. Hope everyone had a great weekend, wherever you found yourself. #nc50peaks

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coltonandrewjacobs

7am. Post summit, pre breakfast... the following 12hours would take me to the edge of my endurance. Bagging two peaks out in this range means climbing through the dark on both sides of the sun. If you missed my story from this incredible trip be sure to catch it in my “story highlights” under my profile. ✌🏻

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coltonandrewjacobs

If I could show you the world I would start here.

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coltonandrewjacobs

The culmination of ambition and resilience, plus a handful of sour patch kids. #nc50peaks

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scott_kranz

Well my 50 Peaks project has been a journey, to say the least. After 38 successful summits, I finally failed to reach an objective from my original peak list (peaks I could have done properly/safely in earlier season, but waited too long to tackle). I had high hopes I’d stick with my original list until the very end, but I’m now faced with either not getting 50 total peaks this climbing season, or instead finding a few other worthy peaks inside the park to add on, before the serious snow arrives (which is terribly soon). The decision is a funny one, as I’m working within the framework of a project I created entirely on my own. This is the reality I’ve created. Given all the blood, sweat, and tears (and one blooper fall into a creek 😅) I’ve poured into this project and park, I hope I can get to 50 peaks, any peaks, very soon, which is the climbing goal, whereas the ultimate goal is to shine a light on this special, unique national park and public land. Tomorrow I’m heading here 👆🏼 (perhaps my favorite place on earth) to climb more … wish me luck! #NC50Peaks

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scott_kranz

Valleys and peaks. These three slides show two different views enjoyed from one single spot – a glacial shelf on an adjacent peak – while preparing a pre-summit dinner with a friend. Between the exchange of food and drink, and good conversation, my eyes gravitated toward these two features. One, a deep valley lined by a string of lakes. And two, a snow-capped volcano painted in alpenglow. While you can have both, which do you prefer? The valley or the peak? #nc50peaks #valleys #mountains

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skip_jacks

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scott_kranz

Ever closer to the wild heart of life. #nc50peaks

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wbegasse

The views are worth the effort! I was fortunate to join my good friend @scott_kranz this weekend to few seldom climbed mountains as he continues his 50 Peaks Project in celebration of the North Cascades National Park’s 50th birthday. These were peaks #36 (Mount Blum) and #37 (Hagan Mountain). And you earn these views with a thigh-burning ascent up a steep, long abandoned trail and then plenty of tedious off-trail travel. Pictured here are the cluster of summits of Hagan. Can you guess which is the true summit? To follow along on the rest of Scott’s journey at #nc50peaks.

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wheretowillie

Coming off of Mount Redoubt, descending the Redoubt Glacier shortly after sunset. We still had a long way back to camp, but spirits were high as we had completed one of the “Classic Eight Peaks” of the North Cascades. #nc50peaks

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scott_kranz

Beneath the mighty summit pyramid. We were standing on miles of wide open glacier, with our singular objective straight ahead, all to ourselves. We’d either reach its summit, or not. Reveling in both the uncertainty and wonder. #nc50peaks @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #ebcontributor

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scott_kranz

Around every turn and over every ridge the terrain in this range still blows my mind, same as it did on my very first visit nearly five years ago. Grateful to have these American Alps in my big backyard. #nc50peaks Shot on @sonyalpha a7Riii + Sony 16-35mm F4 1/800 sec, f/6.3, ISO320 #BeAlpha #sonyalpha

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trilhandodeboa

🔃👉🏻 @taylormichaelburk 🔝 🔹🔹🔹🔹 ✅ #trilhandodeboa 🇧🇷 🔹🔹🔹🔹 🔃👉🏻 Repost from @taylormichaelburk @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost We liked to imagine that the smoke clouds that were drifting in was just fog, either way it made for quite the scene as we were climbing Mount Redoubt in the North Cascades. My buddy @scott_kranz is currently working on climbing 50 peaks in the national park this season to celebrate its 50th anniversary. It was a pleasure to join him, @wheretowillie and @caseys3 on this leg of the journey to climb a couple nearby peaks. There is so much to see out there! Check out #NC50peaks for more #chossfest2018 #trilhandomontanhas #trilha #montanha

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scott_kranz

It was one-plus mile of perilous ridgeline connecting two of my 50 peaks. Despite the friable rock and awesome exposure on both sides, we committed to it, and found ourselves on the far summit over two hours later. Although mountain travel like this is not without danger, it’s experiences like this — requiring utter focus on each step and movement in the present moment — when I learn more about myself than in any other setting. Thanks to a stellar crew (@caseys3, @wheretowillie, @taylormichaelburk) for an unforgettable trip in this amazing range and park (@ncascadesnps). 35 peaks down, 15 to go. If interested, you can learn more about my 50 Peaks project and the opportunity to donate to the park at www.scott-kranz.com/50peaks (link in bio). 🙏🏼 #nc50peaks

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beth_samra

North Cascades National Park, Washington, USA. #Repost @scott_kranz with @get_repost ・・・ Hazy sunset views from high camp in the North Cascades. Last light comes earlier and earlier these days, with the sun sinking behind a thick layer of wildfire smoke, before ever reaching the horizon. Rain is right around the corner, fingers crossed, because we’ve never needed it more. 🤞🏼#nc50peaks #northcascades #ncascades

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scott_kranz

Hazy sunset views from high camp in the North Cascades. Last light comes earlier and earlier these days, with the sun sinking behind a thick layer of wildfire smoke, before ever reaching the horizon. Rain is right around the corner, fingers crossed, because we’ve never needed it more. 🤞🏼#nc50peaks #northcascades #ncascades

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taylormichaelburk

We liked to imagine that the smoke clouds that were drifting in was just fog, either way it made for quite the scene as we were climbing Mount Redoubt in the North Cascades. My buddy @scott_kranz is currently working on climbing 50 peaks in the national park this season to celebrate its 50th anniversary. It was a pleasure to join him, @wheretowillie and @caseys3 on this leg of the journey to climb a couple nearby peaks. There is so much to see out there! Check out #NC50peaks for more #chossfest2018

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wondersofourplanet

Follow and use #Wondersofourplanet for a chance to be featured!!! ●○●○●○●○●○●○● Photo by: @scott_kranz

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scott_kranz

The grandeur of certain places on this earth speaks for itself. A classic vantage on a classic climb from within a park and range that have come to play a huge role in my life. Ever grateful to be able to explore places like this in my big backyard. #nc50peaks @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #ebcontributor

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scott_kranz

Between the flowery meadows, cool-running streams, and fresh mountain air, these days are some of the best in the alpine. Of course the long summer days are numbered, so we should savor the moment while it lasts! Shot w/ @sonyalpha a7Riii 1/250 sec, f/13, ISO200 #nc50peaks #alphacollective

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gettcrreative

~ ❤️❤️❤️ ~ Repost from @sonyalpha using @RepostRegramApp - The newest member of the #AlphaCollective @scott_kranz shares these shots from the North Cascades National Park. Check out our Story now to see how Scott has dedicated this year of his life to give back to National Parks 👏🏽👏🏽 • • “One of three national parks in my home state of Washington, North Cascades National Park was established in 1968. Many months ago when I realized that 2018 was its 50th anniversary, I decided I wanted to find some way to mark the occasion.” (See more in Story.) #NC50Peaks

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tripfevor

If you climb up high enough, they say the North Cascade range can resemble a “sea of peaks” in every direction. Layers of ridges, one after another, as far as the eye can see. I think we found ourselves among the “sea” this weekend. #nc50peaks #northcascades @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #ebcontributor

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scott_kranz

If you climb up high enough, they say the North Cascade range can resemble a “sea of peaks” in every direction. Layers of ridges, one after another, as far as the eye can see. I think we found ourselves among the “sea” this weekend. #nc50peaks #northcascades @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #ebcontributor

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sonyalphamirrorlesspros

#Repost @sonyalpha (@get_repost) #sonyalphamirrorlesspros ・・・ The newest member of the #AlphaCollective @scott_kranz shares these shots from the North Cascades National Park. Check out our Story now to see how Scott has dedicated this year of his life to give back to National Parks 👏🏽👏🏽 • • “One of three national parks in my home state of Washington, North Cascades National Park was established in 1968. Many months ago when I realized that 2018 was its 50th anniversary, I decided I wanted to find some way to mark the occasion.” (See more in Story.) #NC50Peaks

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scott_kranz

The late Fred Beckey called this summit the Queen of the Cascade River, which I must say is fitting. A classic knife-edge snow arête that can be a bit “heady,” given the exposure on each side, and the sea of peaks all around you. Classics are classic for a reason! #nc50peaks #northcascadesnationalpark

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scott_kranz

Hard to imagine some places exist on earth, let alone in your own big backyard. With each peak I climb in North Cascades National Park (@ncascadesnps), I’m all the more humbled by what this wilderness has to offer in pristine, rugged beauty. Here, @moonmountainman stands along the northwest ridge of Dorado Needle as part of our 16-hour push covering four peaks. As of today I’m 18 peaks into my 50 Peaks project, and I’m blown away by all the support. I’m raising money directly for the park through @wanatlparkfund – if interested, you can visit my profile link to donate and support this amazing national park! 🙏🏼 #nc50peaks #noca50 #northcascades

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caseys3

The North Cascades never cease to leave me breathless... and Corteo Peak, the first of two summits this weekend, was right in line with exceeding expectations 🙌 We were also only the second party to sign the summit register in almost two years, as well as the first this year! If you haven't already, follow along with my good buddy @scott_kranz as he celebrates the 50th anniversary of @northcascadesnps this year by summitting an incredible 50 peaks within the park this year, including it's 10 highest. It's a bold undertaking, and I'm just here to tag along on as many as I can 😊🤞 . . . . #nc50peaks #northcascadesnationalpark #corteopeak #class4choss # #climbing_pictures_of_instagram #pnwonderland #pnw #earthfocus #ncnp #liveclimbrepeat #ourplanetdaily #thatpnwlife #climb #sonyalpha

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gregbalkin

Taking the snow escalator down this mighty fine ridge line // North Cascades exploration from a few weeks back with @scott_kranz and @wheretowillie. Honored to have tagged two peaks with ‘ol Scott on his quest for #nc50peaks

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wondersofourplanet

Follow and use #Wondersofourplanet for a chance to be featured! ●○●○●○●○●○●○● Photo by: @scott_kranz

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traveloguenleisure

#traveloguenleisure 📸@scott_kranz • • • The moment after the moment. Heading down from the summit in the post-sunset light, @coltonandrewjacobs descends a snowy ridge to our camp, as clouds roll into the valleys below. #nc50peaks @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #ebcontributor #traveller #travel #traveling #TFLers #vacation #visiting #instatravel #instago #instagood #trip #holiday #photooftheday #fun #travelling #tourism #tourist #instapassport #instatraveling #travelgram #travelingram #igtravel

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scott_kranz

A few days ago I joined a group of my closest friends for an outing in the mountains. The hike and climb up turned out to be fairly strenuous and particularly exciting, due to a powerful storm that swooped into the area. But after reaching our peak, the wind and rain finally settled down, and we all watched the setting sun slip behind this familiar volcano. The sky lit up orange and light rays fanned out over the entire area. It was one of those moments that, even before it was over, you knew you’d remember for years to come. #nc50peaks

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javier_giral

Magnificent sunset landscape with a shy moon heading to set too 🌙 . . . Regrann from @scott_kranz - The moment after the moment. Heading down from the summit in the post-sunset light, @coltonandrewjacobs descends a snowy ridge to our camp, as clouds roll into the valleys below. #nc50peaks @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #ebcontributor 🔃 #explore #adventure #nature #travel #earth #outdoors #landscape #mountains #clouds #snow #sunset . #repost by ʝǟʋɨɛʀ ɢɨʀǟʟ - #javier_giral

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scott_kranz

The moment after the moment. Heading down from the summit in the post-sunset light, @coltonandrewjacobs descends a snowy ridge to our camp, as clouds roll into the valleys below. #nc50peaks @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #ebcontributor

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alpine_climbing

@scott_kranz is right now on a mission climbing 50 peaks in the North Cascades National Park within a year. This is his view from high camp on Ragged Ridge, overlooking Mt Torment. Photo by @scott_kranz #alpine_climbing #alpineclimbing #roam #nc50peaks #ncascades #climbing #mountains

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A few glimpses of the landscape surrounding my solo high camp on the Ragged Ridge, two nights ago. The first, an unnamed spire next to Mount Torment, and the second, Luna Peak in the Pickets. Each painted in the day’s last light, not to mention some surreal clouds – the types of visuals that keep me coming back to this park and range for more. #nc50peaks @ncascadesnps @ncascades #ncascades #noca50

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scott_kranz

Finding hidden peaks near hidden fire lookouts (can you spot it in the distance?) in the North Cascades. This was a recent climb and summit where I was joined by my wife (truly my better half), as well as our dear friend. I’m beyond lucky to be tackling this project with the support of some amazing people in my life. #nc50peaks @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #ebcontributor

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bruce_talkingenergies

North Cascades National Park turns 50 years old this year. For Scott Kranz, who has a strong connection and sense of identity with this park, he plans celebrate the park by climbing and summiting 50 peaks inside the park's boundary -- including its ten highest peaks -- this year. It's a way for him to shine a light on this unique park and local landscape in northern Washington. Photo @northcascadesnps courtesy of Scott Kranz (@scott_kranz). #NC50Peaks #findyourpark #usinterior #nationalpark #washington #northcascades

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usinterior

North Cascades National Park turns 50 years old this year. For Scott Kranz, who has a strong connection and sense of identity with this park, he plans celebrate the park by climbing and summiting 50 peaks inside the park's boundary -- including its ten highest peaks -- this year. It's a way for him to shine a light on this unique park and local landscape in northern Washington. Photo @northcascadesnps courtesy of Scott Kranz (@scott_kranz). #NC50Peaks #findyourpark #usinterior #nationalpark #washington #northcascades

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scott_kranz

Sometimes the middle of nowhere can feel like right where you’re meant to be. An old favorite from the Pickets, a rugged subrange of the North Cascades, and possibly one of the most remote spots in our country outside Alaska. Excited to return to the Picket range for my 50 peaks project later this season with new eyes and a new purpose. #NC50Peaks

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americanforests

"Clouds started to fill the valleys below, as the sun sunk to the horizon, creating a golden atmosphere all around us. I couldn’t have asked for a better first summit. #NC50Peaks #WhyIHike" - Eddie Bauer contributor @scott_kranz as he embarks on his 50 Peaks Project. #LiveYourAdventure Post your #WhyIHike photo along with #contest and @eddiebauer for your chance to win a monthly prize or the Grand Prize of an ultimate hiking trip!

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naturelovehero

“No memories are more enduring than of moments when a strenuous effort culminates in an unexpected view.” A favorite excerpt from the late Fred Beckey’s book Challenge of the North Cascades, words that rang true as my friend @wbegasse and I gained the summit ridge of one of the lesser climbed peaks on my list, after a leg-burning ascent. My love for this local landscape just keeps growing. #NC50Peaks #WhyIHike @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #ebcontributor 📷 by: @scott_kranz

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scott_kranz

“No memories are more enduring than of moments when a strenuous effort culminates in an unexpected view.” A favorite excerpt from the late Fred Beckey’s book Challenge of the North Cascades, words that rang true as my friend @wbegasse and I gained the summit ridge of one of the lesser climbed peaks on my list, after a leg-burning ascent. My love for this local landscape just keeps growing. #NC50Peaks #WhyIHike @eddiebauer #liveyouradventure #ebcontributor

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scott_kranz

A beam of sunlight illuminates a stray cloud floating among the peaks and ridgelines of the North Cascades. I’ve learned that if you spend enough time exploring and climbing in this range, you’re sure to find some extraordinary things. #NC50Peaks www.scott-kranz.com/50peaks

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jmkranz

Was last night’s peak a dream?? Excited we got to join @scott_kranz for peak ✋🏻! #NC50peaks

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wbegasse

Lawyer-turned outdoor photographer #scott_kranz captures the northeast face of Davis Peak with Luna Peak making an appearance in the distance. Follow along on Scott’s challenging #nc50peaks project as he celebrates the 50th anniversary of the North Cascades National Park by attempting to summit 50 of the park’s mountains including the 10 highest. Davis was a worthy objective with its rugged approach gaining 6,000 vertical feet in less than 3 miles. It’s notable for its large, steep local relief, and in particular for its huge Northeast Face, where the terrain drops more than a vertical mile in less than one horizontal mile. Definitely some sore legs the next day.

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scott_kranz

They’re not called the American Alps for nothing. Whether looking up from the base or down from the summit, this range’s vertical relief can boggle the mind. I’ll be sharing clips from my fourth North Cascades summit (of 50) on my story. And if interested, please visit my 50 Peaks webpage (linked in my bio) to see the official tally, map, and list, and also to donate to support this great park, @ncascadesnps. #nc50peaks

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scott_kranz

Clouds started to fill the valleys below, as the sun sunk to the horizon, creating a golden atmosphere all around us. I couldn’t have asked for a better first summit. #NC50Peaks #WhyIHike I appreciate everyone who has reached out with their support and kind words for this project. And a big thank you to my friends at @eddiebauer for supporting me in this journey and believing in the importance of our local landscape here in the northwest. #liveyouradventure #ebcontributor

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scott_kranz

I recently set foot on the trail to officially kick off my 50 Peaks project (#NC50Peaks). Because this journey will be a challenging one and will take much of the next six months, it was a bit daunting to actually start it! But when the trail led us to the snowy alpine and we looked up at the first peak on the list (Ruth Mountain above), the nerves faded away and I pulled energy from the landscape, as I always have. When all is said and done, this project is all about love for this park and range, the North Cascades (aka the “American Alps”). Although you may have gotten word of the successful summit of the first peak (of 50) on my website or story, stay tuned tomorrow for when I’ll share my favorite photo of the summit here!

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