Grand Valley–Aptly named valley has it all; lakes, meadows, and fantastic alpine scenery

                                                                               Quick Facts  Location: Obstruction Point (Hurricane Ridge) Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 9.8 miles Elevation […]

Lake Dorothy — Easy Hike to Large Alpine Lake

Quick Facts: Location: Skykomish Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Round Trip: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 800 feet Contact: Skykomish Ranger District, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest  Green Trails Maps: Green Trails, Alpine Lakes West Stevens Pass No 176S Notes: Northwest Forest pass or Interagency pass required; dogs must be leashed; wilderness regulations apply Access: From Everett, […]

Wapaloosie Mountain–a wapaloosie of a peak indeed!

Location: Kettle River Range Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 6.0 miles Elevation gain: 2,000 feet Contact: Colville National Forest Access: From Republic, head east on SR 20 for 21 miles turning left  onto FR 2030 (Albion Hill Road). From Kettle Falls, head west on SR 20 for 22 miles, turning right onto FR 2030. Follow FR […]

Silver Lake─Precious body of water above old mining district

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 13.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,100 feet Green Trails Map: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Access: From Granite Falls, follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 31 miles to Barlow Pass. Hike begins by walking up gated Monte Cristo Road. Note: Northwest […]