White Pass–Sprawling meadows and stupendous views high on the Cascade Crest

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Location: North Fork Sauk River Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 20 miles High Point: 5,975 feet Elevation gain: 4,000 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Maps: Sloan Peak, WA- No. 111; Glacier Peak, WA- No. 112 Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (360) 436-1155 Note: Northwest Forest Pass Required Access: From Darrington, […]

Thorp Mountain–Crown jewel of Kachess Ridge

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Location: Cle Elum River Valley near Salmon La Sac Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 5.0 miles High Point: 5,854 feet Elevation gain: 1,700 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Kachess Lake – No. 208 Contact: Cle Elum Ranger District: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest (509) 852-1100 Note: FR 4308-120 is rough and brushy in spots Access: […]

North Navarre Peak–The Summer Blossom Trail is awesome through autumn too!

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Location: Sawtooth Ridge near Lake Chelan Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 5.0 miles Elevation gain: 1,550 feet Contact: Chelan Ranger District: Wenatchee National Forest; (509) 682-2576; Green Trails Map: Prince Creek- No. 115 Notes: access is via a long and bumpy gravel road. Four-wheel drive recommended. Good to Know: Exceptional wildflowers; exceptional views; backpacking […]