Jetty Island– It may be manmade, but it’s naturally delightful!

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Quick Facts: Location: Everett Land Agency: Everett Parks and Recreation Roundtrip: up to 5.0 miles Elevation gain: none Difficulty: Easy Contact: Everett Parks and Recreation Department Notes: Parking fee $3.00 (credit card or exact amount cash) Passenger Ferry runs from July 1st until Labor Day and is free ($2.00 donation suggested) but pick up boarding […]

Abercrombie Mountain– Northeast Washington’s second highest summit is first rate when it comes to views

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Quick Facts: Location: Abercrombie-Hooknose Roadless Area, Selkirk Mountains Land Agency: Colville National Forest Roundtrip: 7.4 miles Elevation gain: 2,300 feet Contact: Colville National Forest, Three Rivers Ranger District (Colville) (509) 684-3711 Notes: Access road requires high clearance vehicle Access: From Colville, Washington travel north on Aladdin Road (CR 9435) for 25 miles. Turn right on […]

Blanca Lake– A strikingly beautiful lake set beneath a formidable wall of jagged peaks

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Quick Facts: Location: Wild Sky and Henry Jackson Wildernesses,North Fork Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 8.4 miles Elevation gain: 3,300 feet Green Trails Map: Monte Cristo, WA- No. 143 Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required. No fires allowed near […]

Naches Peak–Big Scenic Payoff for little effort

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Quick Facts: Location: Naches Pass, Mount Rainier National Park Land Agency: United States Park Service Roundtrip: 4.0 miles Elevation gain: 600 feet Green Trails Maps: Mount Rainier Wonderland Map 269S Contact: Mount Rainier National Park Notes: Dogs prohibited Access: From Enumclaw follow SR 410 east to Tipsoo Lake parking area just before Chinook Pass. Good […]