A Trip to the Cascade Mountains with Cascade Ice

This blog post was made in collaboration with Cascade Ice and all my opinions are my own. 

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One beverage we always have stocked in our kitchen is Cascade Ice sparkling water. Brandon and I love having different beverages and flavored sparkling water is an easy way to change things up. Cascade Ice USDA Organic Sparkling Waters is 0 calories and doesn’t contain any sugars, sodium, or carbs. I personally can drink Cascade Ice Organic all day long and not feel guilty about it because it’s a healthy beverage option.

We decided to take a local road trip to the Cascade Mountains. Snoqualmie Pass is just one hour outside Seattle so it’s perfect if you want to see some snow and take a break from the city. We love packing snacks and drinks – even for a short a road trip, so we brought a few cans of Cascade Ice USDA Organic Sparkling Waters with us. 

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If you’re looking to try a sparkling water with zero sugar and zero calories, here are the different flavors to check out (8pack 12 fl.oz cans):

  • Black Raspberry 
  • Citrus Twist
  • Cucumber
  • Ginger
  • Lime
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon Lime
  • Mixed Berry 
  • Pomegranate Mango
  • Raspberry Lemonade 

You can find Cascade Ice at your local grocery store. In Washington State, you can find Cascade Ice at QFC, Safeway, Albertsons, Red Apple Markets, and more. I recommend using their “where to buy” feature to see where you can purchase Cascade Ice in your state.

If you’re looking for places to explore in Snoqualmie, I recommend checking out these places:

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Hyak Sno-Park – this is where we stopped to take photos!

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. 

For more information, please visit Washington State Parks/Snow Parks.

Gold Creek Pond

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.

Lake Easton State Park

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. For more information, check out their page on Washington State Parks/Lake Easton.

I’m hosting a giveaway on Instagram with Cascade Ice. Check out my latest post for the giveaway details.

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Thank you for reading!

Love,

Emma

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