Patterson Mountain — Bitterroot and Balsamroot and a bevy of other blossoms  

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Quick Facts: Location: Methow Valley Land Agency: WA Department of Natural Resources Roundtrip: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet Contact: WA Department of Natural Resources Green Trails Map: Sun Mountain, WA- No.83S Notes: Discover Pass Required Access:  From Winthrop head east on SR 20 for .6 mile immediately turning right onto Twin lakes Road. Follow for 3.0 miles turning right […]

Ashland Lakes─Solitude and serenity off of the Mountain Loop Highway

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Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 800 feet Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway no. 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker- Snoqualmie National Forest  Access: From Granite Falls follow the Mountain Loop Highway east to the Verlot Visitors Center. Proceed for 4.6 more miles turning […]

Clallam Bay Spit — Explore Washington’s deserted and spectacular North Coast

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Quick Facts: Location: Strait of Juan de Fuca, North Olympic Peninsula Land Agency: Clallam County Parks and Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: none Contact: Clallam County Parks Notes: Dogs permitted on leash Access:  From Port Angeles follow US 101 west for 5.4 miles to SR 112. Continue west for 44 miles on SR 112 to the community […]

Lime Kiln Trail─Hop onboard for an historic hike along the Stillaguamish River

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Quick Facts: Location: Stillaguamish River Valley, Granite Falls Land Agency: Snohomish County Parks Roundtrip: 7.0 miles Elevation Gain: 600 feet Contact: Snohomish County Parks Green Trails Map: Granite Falls WA- No. 109 Notes: Dogs must be on leash; park open dawn to dusk. Access: Follow SR 92 east to Granite Falls. Turn right onto Granite […]