Bedal Basin–Lonesome and beautiful basin beneath awesome Sloan Peak

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Location: Mountain Loop Highway Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 5.2 miles High Point: 4,700 feet Elevation gain: 1,900 feet Difficulty: difficult Green Trails Maps: Sloan Peak- No. 111 Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest (360) 436-1155; Access: Take Exit 208 off of I-5 following SR 530 east for 32 miles […]

Grand Valley–Aptly named valley has it all; lakes, meadows, and fantastic alpine scenery

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                                                                               Quick Facts  Location: Obstruction Point (Hurricane Ridge) Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 9.8 miles Elevation […]

Skyscraper Mountain–Enjoy sweeping views of Rainier from this towering summit

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Location: Mount Rainier National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 7.0 miles High Point: 7,078 feet Elevation gain: 1,500 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Mount Rainier Wonderland Map 269S Contact: Mount Rainier National Park Note: Park entrance fee; dogs prohibited Access: From Enumclaw, follow SR 410 east to Sunrise Road. Turn right and […]

Benchmark Mountain–The meadows here measure up among the best

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Location: North Fork Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 14.4 miles High Point: 5,816 feet Elevation gain: 3,700 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 Note: Northwest Forest Pass Required Access: From Everett head […]