Sultan River Canyon Trail– A near yet remote canyon housing big trees and a wild stretch of river

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Quick Facts: Location: Sultan Basin Land Agency: Snohomish County Public Utility District  Roundtrip: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 850 feet Green Trails Map: Index- No. 142 (trail new and not shown on map) Access:  From Everett follow US 2 east to Sultan. At a traffic light just past Milepost 23 turn left onto Sultan Basin Road. Follow for 13.2 miles (pavement […]

Hannegan Peak– Supreme views of snow and ice—and that’s the truth, Ruth!

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Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades Mount Baker Wilderness Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 10.4 miles Elevation gain: 3,100 feet Green Trails Map: Mount Baker Wilderness 13S Contact: Glacier Public Service Center (360) 599-2714 or Mount Baker Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest  Notes: Northwest Trail Pass required; Wilderness rules apply Access: From Bellingham […]

Fortune Ponds–Two little tranquil bodies of water deep within the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness

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Quick Facts: Location: Beckler River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Service Roundtrip: 13.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,700 feet Green Trails Map: Benchmark Mtn- No. 144 Access:  From Everett head east on US 2 for 50 miles to Skykomish turning left onto the Beckler River Road (FR 65). Continue north for 6.9 miles to pavement’s end and a three […]

Surprise and Glacier Lakes—A surprisingly nice pair of alpine lakes near Stevens Pass

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Quick Facts: Location: Stevens Pass area Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 11.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,800 feet Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Notes: Northwest Forest Pass required; Dogs permitted on leash; Wilderness rules apply Access: From Everett follow US 2 east to Skykomish. Continue 10 more miles turning right (just after […]