Red Mountain Lookout Site─Feel the Pride from this old lookout site

The Pride (Basin) of the Cascades can be seen
from the old Red Mountain Lookout site.

Quick Facts Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Darrington Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 800 feet Green Trails Map: Sloan Peak, WA-No. 111 Access: From Darrington, follow Mountain Loop Highway for 16 miles (pavement ends at 9.0 miles) to a junction with FR 49 (signed for North Fork Sauk Trail). […]

Sunrise Lake─Golden larches brighten the shores of this alpine lake

Golden larches light up the shores
of Sunrise Lake.

Quick Facts Location: North Cascades – Sawtooth Ridge Land Agency: U.S. Forest Service Roundtrip: 13.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3,700 feet Green Trails Map: Prince Creek, WA- No. 115 Access: From Twisp drive SR 20 east for 2.0 miles. Continue south on SR 153 for 12.0 miles turning right onto Gold Creek Loop Road. Proceed for […]

Heather Park─Steep climb to views that are “Tops”

Heather Park sits snuggly between First and Second Top

Quick Facts Location: Hurricane Ridge-Heart of the Hills Land Agency: Olympic National Park Roundtrip: 10 miles Elevation Gain: 3,800 feet Green Trails Map: Hurricane Ridge-Elwha North No. 134S Access: From Port Angeles, follow Race Street south 1.2 miles passing the Olympic National Park Visitors Center to the Hurricane Ridge Road (Heart O the Hills Parkway). […]