Mountain Loop Highway: Big Four Ice Caves

Happy New Year, friends! I wish there were words to adequately describe the awesomeness of how I kicked off the new year. I barely made it past midnight, but the next morning, I set off to see the Big Four Ice Caves with Lee, Tara, Mike, Terry and John.

It’s not the biggest adventure, or even the most badass, but the ice caves were a spectacular sight. The company, even better. Sometimes it’s not about the destination. Sometimes it’s just about who you’re with (or the journey, ha, ha). Cheers to 2015! Looking forward to hanging out with you all!

Mountain Loop Highway: Big Four Ice Caves

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The Big Four Ice Caves are located on the Mountain Loop Highway. It’s a really popular and easily accessible destination! On New Year’s Day, it was packed with people, some prepared, some not. The trail is super icy right now, so bring some traction to avoid falling flat on your face. And of course, this is an avalanche-prone area; don’t be stupid. For more information on the Big Four Ice Caves, visit the Washington Trails Association page here.

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