West Cady Ridge—Come September this old burn site is set ablaze in autumn colors

West Cady Ridge is beautiful and colorful
throughout the hiking season

Quick Facts Location: Wild Sky and Henry Jackson Wildernesses, North Fork Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 8.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,300 feet Green Trails Map: Monte Cristo, WA- No. 143 Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest; www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs Notes: Northwest Forest Pass required. Access: From Everett head east on […]

Middle Ridge—Beneath a fortress in the middle of the Glacier Peak Wilderness

Follow the Sheep Creek Trail to the Middle of Nowhere on Middle Ridge

Quick Facts Location: Glacier Peak Wilderness Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 26.6 miles Elevation Gain: 5,100 feet Green Trails Map: Holden, WA- No. 113 Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest (360) 436-1155; www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs Notes: Northwest Forest Pass required. Access: From Everett, head 85 miles east on US 2 to Coles […]