..Luna Peak. The Chopping Block, located to the south, behind both Challenger and the Southern Picketts, is not visible from this vantage point. The prominent center-right peak behind Easy Ridge is Mount Blum. Very nice photos.
for the correction, I will update the heading.
of the North Cascades. My trips were almost always in mid-September or later, and the flies were never a major problem--unless they were so bad I've blocked it from memory! Most flying insects disappear after the first hard autumn frost.
The Tapto Lakes basin is amazing, especially with the weather we had.