North Fork Skykomish River—A wild and lonely hike in the Wild Sky and Henry M. Jackson Wildernesses

Quick Facts Location: North Fork Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 12.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,200 feet Green Trails Map: Monte Cristo- No. 143, Benchmark Mtn- No. 144 Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; (360) 677-2414; www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs Special Note: Northwest Trail Pass required. Access: From Everett head east on […]

Black Lake─Wildflowers bring Black Lake back to life from past forest fires

Quick Facts Location: Chewuch River Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 8.0 miles Elevation Gain: 800 feet Contact: Methow Valley Ranger District: Okanogan National Forest (509) 996-4003; www.fs.fed.us/r6/oka Green Trails Map: Coleman Peak, WA- No. 20 Special Note: Northwest Forest Pass required. Access: From Winthrop follow the West Chewuch Road (directly across from Methow […]