I spent the weekend backpacking at Cutthroat Lake with my girlfriend. The larches at Washington Pass are peaking, the hairpin turn is gorgeous and full of golden yellow. I wished I had more time, and my bike.
Are there many rides you can do with a road bike and see Lyall's larches? Obviously the North Cascades highway near the pass.
The Cutthroat trail was full of MTBers, two of them asked me if I knew why so many of the trees were turning yellow. Looked like a great trail to ride on.
In about three weeks the sub-alpine larches will light up, and US 97 between Blewett Pass and Leavenworth will be a great ride to see them. I'm sure there are many others ... I'm hoping somebody out there has suggestions?