Glacier Basin─Strike it rich with great views on this tough hike

Monkyflowers add brilliant colors to
Glacier Basin's stark surroundings

Quick Facts Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 12.5 miles Elevation Gain: 2,050 feet Green Trails Map: Sloan Peak, WA-No. 111; Monte Cristo, WA- No. 143 Access: From Granite Falls follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 31 miles to Barlow Pass. Hike begins by walking up […]

Rock Mountain via Snowy Creek—Big sky views and perhaps a goat or two

Mountain goats frequent the high
meadows of Rock Mountain.

Quick Facts Location: Nason Ridge near Stevens Pass Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 9.8 miles Elevation Gain: 3,250 feet Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes Stevens Pass Map 176S Access: From Everett head east on US 2. Four miles past Stevens Pass turn left onto Smith Brook Road (FR 6700). Follow for 6.0 miles turning […]

Lake of the Angels─Hell of a hike to heavenly destination

You'll feel like you died (after hiking this trail)
and gone to Heaven at Lake of the Angels

Quick Facts Location: Hamma Hamma River Valley Land Agency: Olympic National Forest and Park Roundtrip: 8.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3,400 feet Green Trails Map: The Brothers, WA-No 168, Mt Steel, WA-No 167 Access: From Hoodsport, follow US 101 north for 14 miles. Turn left at Milepost 318 (west) onto the Hamma Hamma River Road (FR […]