Thanks for all the interest in my photos. The Alpine Lakes Wilderness is south of North Cascades National Park and north of Mt. Rainier National Park. Absolutely beautiful area, but fairly close to Seattle, which makes it a bit crowded in peak season.
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."