North Fork Sauk River — Walk among ancient giants

                                                                           Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 11.6 miles Elevation gain: 900 […]

Northern State Recreation Area- A favorite haunted hiking haunt

Quick Facts: Location: Skagit Valley Land Agency: Skagit County Parks Round Trip: more than 5 miles of trails Elevation Gain: up to 150 feet Contact: Skagit County Parks and Recreation Guidebook source: Urban Trails Bellingham (Mountaineers Books) Notes: dogs permitted on leash; trails shared by mountain bikers Access: From Exit 232 on I-5 drive Cook Road […]

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

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 […]

Bald Eagle Peak — Old-growth, stunning views, and solitude

  Quick Facts: Location: Henry M Jackson Wilderness Land Agency: National Forest Service Round Trip: 13.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2800 feet Contact: Darrington Ranger District, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Green Trails Maps: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Notes: FR 49 is rough in spot requiring a high clearance vehicle; Northwest Forest pass required; dog-friendly, exceptional old-growth, wilderness […]