Melakwa Lake–The buzz is out on this great Snoqualmie Pass hike

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Location: Snoqualmie Pass region Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 9.0 miles High Point: 4,600 feet Elevation gain: 2,400 feet Difficulty: difficult Green Trails Map: Snoqualmie Pass Gateway, WA- No 207S Contact: North Bend Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest (425) 888-1421 Note: NW Forest Pass required Access: From Seattle, head east on […]

Johnson Ridge–Ridgeline hike in the Wild Sky Wilderness

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Location: Beckler River near Skykomish Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 9.0 miles High Point: 5,540 feet Elevation gain: 2,650 feet Difficulty: difficult Green Trails Maps: Monte Cristo, WA-No. 143, Benchmark MT- No. 144 Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (360) 677-2414 Access: From Everett head east on US 2 for 50 […]

Royal Basin–Crown jewel of the Olympic Rain shadow

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 Location: Northeast Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 16.0 miles Elevation gain: 3,100 feet Contact: Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center (360) 565-3100 Green Trails Map: Tyler Peak, WA-No 136 Notes: NW Forest Pass required; Dogs-prohibited at national park boundary (at 1.3 miles)  Good to Know: Exceptional Wildflowers, Backpacking options Access: Take US […]

Independence Lake–A great place to celebrate the 4th of July and the Freedom of the Hills

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                                                                           Quick Facts Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 1.5 miles […]