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    Photography

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

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Capture a photo of one of the Cascade’s most popular climbing spots. And enjoy the sites while you drive up Hwy 20.

Liberty Bell is just one mile south of Washington Pass. This peak is part of a group of spires, which include North and South Early Winters Spires, Concord Tower, and Lexington Tower.

If you’ve decided to take in the viewpoints driving Hwy 20 through the park, be sure to check out Diablo Lake as well.

If you’re up for being more active and moving around, check out Trappers Peak / Thornton Lake

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  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Good tunes for the car
  • Snacks
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I happened to time it so that the sun was rising from behind the mountains as I walked the short loop at Washington Pass Overlook. Liberty Bell had a beautiful glow, and I had the view all to myself!

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

This has to be one of the most scenic highways in the state. You owe it to yourself to at least make the drive and to soak on the views from the road. Be extra careful on the pull-outs along the highway…cars can come through this area pretty fast.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Be sure to walk the trail out to the cliff. Look down at the road you came in on. :o)

about 3 years ago
about 3 years ago

Scott Kranz Explorer

Full-time commercial and editorial photographer specializing in outdoor sports, lifestyle, landscapes, and travel photography.

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