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Emma’s Edition takes a Winter Trip to the Cascade Mountains

by Cascade Ice on February 20, 2021

A longtime Cascade Ice Sparkling Water fan, Emma Cortes of Emma’s Edition, recently made a trip to the Cascade Mountains and wanted to share her recommended road trip destinations in the area. 

Of course, any road trip, no matter what season, needs some hydrating beverages that you can share with friends and family to keep everyone going. Cascade Ice USDA Organic Sparkling Waters offer 8 different flavor combinations and are sold in convenient, recyclable 8-pack cans in select stores across the country. Emma says that she loves having different beverages options and flavored sparkling water is an easy way to change things up. Cascade Ice USDA Organic Sparkling Waters is zero calories, sugars, sodium, or carbs, and it’s gluten-free and non-GMO. 

In January, Emma took a local road trip to the Cascade Mountains. Snoqualmie Pass is just one hour outside Seattle, so she recommends it as the perfect place to visit if you want to see snow and take a break from city life. If you’re looking to explore other places in the area, Emma recommends these top areas:


Directions: Use I-90 Exit 54

If you’re coming from Seattle, make a right turn off the freeway. Take the next left, travel 1/8 mile and the Sno-park is on the first right. There’s 150 parking spaces and the park is open from 8:00am-4:30pm. There is a parking meter to buy a day pass. 


This is an easy 1-mile hike. This trail is ADA-accessible and has a paved loop hike.

Directions: Use I-90 Exit 54 (it’s 2 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass summit)

The road to Gold Creek Pond is not paved. I recommend watching out for potholes and taking a vehicle that can handle the snowy terrain. The parking lot is paved though and requires either the Northwest Forest pass or paying an entry fee. 

Please remember to check the road and weather conditions before you head out on your local day trip! If weather conditions are bad, they sometimes close the pass or advise snow tires or chains.


Address: 150 Lake Easton State Park Road

Easton, WA 98925

There are campsites, the lake, hiking trails, and restrooms at Lake Easton State Park. During winter, you can go snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or just play in the snow. Have you been to the Cascade Mountains? What’s your favorite place to road trip? What are your road trip “essentials”? Tell us in the comments below or share a photo! Remember to “like” and “follow” us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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