Gee Point─Gee Whiz, great views from this little-known peak!

Mount Baker rises behind a rocky knoll in the elusive Finney Block.

Quick Facts Location: Finney Block, Skagit Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 700 feet Contact: Mount Baker Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest (360) 856-5700; Green Trails Map: Oso, WA-No. 77 Access: From Burlington head east 28 miles on SR 20 towards Concrete turning right onto the […]

Headlee Pass and Vesper Lake─An old mining trail is a terrible thing to waste!

A hiker works her way up rugged terrain that
only a miner and intrepid adventurer can love!

Quick Facts Location: Mountain Loop Highway Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 7.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,800 feet Contact: Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest (360) 436-1155; Green Trails Map: Silverton, WA- No. 110, Sloan Peak, WA- No. 111 Special Note: Northwest Trail Pass required. Access: From Granite Falls follow the Mountain […]

Fourth of July Creek—Celebrate Independence Day on this recently liberated trail!

elebrate Freedom of the Hills on the Fourth of July Creek Trail.

Quick Facts Location: Central Cascades Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 12.0 miles Elevation Gain: 4,700 feet Notes: NW Forest Pass required; rattlesnakes are common along lower portions of trail. Green Trails Map: Chiwaukum MTs – No. 177 Contact: Wenatchee River Ranger District (Leavenworth); (509) 548-6977; More information: Day Hiking Central Cascades (The Mountaineers […]

Fourth of July Pass─Declare your Independence this week in the North Cascades

Enjoy beautiful reflections on Thunder Arm on the way to Fourth of July Pass

Quick Facts Location: Ross Lake NRA, North Cascades Scenic Highway Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 10.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2,350 feet Green Trails Map: Diablo, WA- No. 48 Special Note: Dogs must be leashed. Contact: North Cascades National Park Visitors Center Newhalem; (206) 386-4495 ext. 11; Access: From Marblemount follow the North Cascades […]