Flower Dome –Beauty blossoms from this peak deep within the Glacier Peak Wilderness

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Quick Facts: Location: Glacier Peak Wilderness Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 21.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3,700 feet Green Trails Map: Holden, WA- No. 113 Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest                                                                            Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required Access: From Everett, head 85 miles east on US 2 to Coles Corner turning left onto […]

Sunrise Ridge─What a setting!

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Quick Facts: Location: Olympic National Park – Hurricane Ridge Road Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 5.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet Green Trails Map: Elwha North-Hurricane Ridge No. 134S Contact: Olympic National Park Access: From Port Angeles, follow Race Street south to Mount Angeles Ave to the Heart O’ the Hills Parkway (Hurricane Ridge […]

Silver Lake─Precious body of water above old mining district

Silver Lake sits beneath Silvertip Peak.

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 12.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet Green Trails Map: Sloan Peak, WA-No. 111; Monte Cristo, WA- No. 143 Access: From Granite Falls, follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 31 miles to Barlow Pass. Hike begins by walking up […]

Mount Defiance─the Undisputed Granddaddy of the Gorge

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Quick Facts: Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Oregon Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 12.9 miles Elevation Gain: 4,890 feet Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge-West Map 428S Access: From Portland follow I-84 east to Exit 55 to the Starvation Creek Trailhead. Contact: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Good to know: Dog-friendly, wildflowers, […]