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

Big old trees are the highlight along
the North Fork Skykomish River

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; 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

Seek out a sunny shoreline rock to sit
and take a break at Black Lake

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; 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 […]