Looks like I'll be in the Cascades the last week in August. Plan to spend about 4-5 days in NC NP and the back half in Alpine Lakes (maybe Glacier Peak) Wilderness.
For North Cascades I plan on dayhiking (maybe one overnighter) so I would prefer to reserve a campsite and use that as a "basecamp" for our stay. I already got plenty of ideas from gimpilator and Matt Lemke on peaks; Trappers, Cascade Pass area and Black Peak are current hopes. Based on that I was planning on reserving at Newhalem. Curious what people think of that from a logistics standpoint? Would another site make more sense - or is there a better choice? I prefer to reserve a campsite instead of hoping to find an open spot at one of the other campsites. I assume it could be busy, with this being the week before Labor Day - and starting 2/23 I can book a reservation.
If I head to Alpine Lakes I hope to camp at Eightmile or Bridgecreek (I don't believe I can make reservations there) with Little Annapurna and Cashmere on the list.Still have to figure out how to fit in Chikamin before heading home...
Thanks in advance for the help!