Leque Island–Where it snows geese in the winter!

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Location: Stanwood Land Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Roundtrip: 1.0 mile Elevation gain: None Difficulty: Easy Contact: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Notes: Discover Pass or WDFW Vehicle Use Permit required; Active hunting area from October to late January Access: From Exit 212 on I-5, travel west 5.0 miles to Stanwood. […]

Deer Lake– Wilderness lake above White Pass

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Location: William O. Douglas Wilderness, White Pass Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip:  6.0 miles Elevation gain: 780 feet Green Trails Map: White Pass No. 303 Contact: White Pass Nordic Center  Access: From Yakima or Morton follow US 12 to White Pass and proceed north to parking area near Yurt behind the Village Inn Condominiums. […]

Horse Creek Trail–Trot through towering coastal old-growth forest

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Quick Facts Location: Drift Creek Wilderness, Siuslaw National Forest Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 7.2 miles Elevation gain: 1,400 feet Difficulty: moderate Contact: Central Coast Ranger District (Waldport), Siuslaw National Forest Notes: Drift Creek Wilderness is south of Newport. Do not confuse with popular Drift Creek Falls near Lincoln City. Access: From Newport Oregon, […]

Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary–Bird bursting, frog hopping wildlife habitat beside Boeing

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Quick Facts Location: Everett Land Agency: Snohomish County Roundtrip: 1.8 miles Elevation gain: none Difficulty: Easy Contact: Friends of Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary Notes: Dogs must be leashed; open 7 a.m. to dusk Access: From Everett follow SR 526 west 2.5 miles exiting onto Seaway Boulevard. Proceed for 1.0 mile north. Entrance is on right, across […]