Lake Valhalla– No slain souls here-just renewed ones

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Quick Facts:  Location: Henry M Jackson Wilderness, Stevens Pass area Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 12.0 miles Elevation gain: 1,500 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes-Stevens Pass No. 176S Contact: Wenatchee River Ranger District (Leavenworth): Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Access: From Everett, head east on US 2 for 65 miles to Stevens Pass. […]

Round Lake — Find solitude on Lost Creek Ridge

Round Lake is enticing to look at from Lost Creek Ridge

Quick Facts:  Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Darrington Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 11.0 miles Elevation gain: 4300 feet Difficulty: difficult Green Trails Map: Sloan Peak, WA-No. 111 Contact: Darrington Ranger District; Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Access: From Darrington follow the Mountain Loop Highway for 16 miles to a junction with Forest […]

Skyline Divide — A mile high carpet of wildflowers

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Quick Facts: Location: Mount Baker Highway, North Cascades Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 9.0 miles Elevation gain: 2500 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Mount Baker Wilderness 13S Contact: Mount Baker Ranger District: Mount Baker -Snoqualmie National Forest   Access: From Bellingham follow SR 542 (Mount Baker Highway) east for 35 miles turning right […]

Big Four Ice Caves — Cool attraction is a hot destination

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Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 2.2 miles Elevation gain: 200 feet Difficulty: easy Green Trails Map: Silverton, WA-No. 110 Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker- Snoqualmie National Forest  or Verlot Public Service Center (summer weekends) (360) 691-7791 Notes: NW Forest Pass required; DO NOT […]