Cutthroat Lakes– Hike to a set of beautiful tarns beneath Bald Mountain

Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; Washington Department of Natural Resources Roundtrip: 6.0 miles Elevation gain: 1,700 feet Green Trails Maps: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX Recommended Resource: Day Hiking North Cascades (Romano; Mountaineers Books) Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest   Notes: access road is narrow and parking is limited. […]

Sunrise Lake─Golden larches brighten the shores of this alpine lake

Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades – Sawtooth Ridge Land Agency: U.S. Forest Service Roundtrip: 13.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3,730 feet Green Trails Map: Prince Creek, WA- No. 115 Recommended Resource: Day Hiking North Cascades (Romano; Mountaineers Books) Access: From Twisp drive SR 20 east for 2.0 miles. Continue south on SR 153 for 12.0 miles turning right […]

Ape Canyon–Hike through old-growth forest above a swath of destruction

  Quick Facts: Location: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 9.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,550 feet Contact: Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument Green Trails Map: Mount St Helens 332 Recommended Resource: Day Hiking Mount St Helens (Mountaineers Books) Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required. Trail is also open to […]

Frosty Mountain–Cool views and alpine larches, too!

Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades, E.C. Manning Provincial Park Land Agency: BC Parks Roundtrip: 13.2 miles Elevation Gain: 3820 feet Contact: E.C. Manning Provincial Park Notes: Dogs permitted on leash. Practice Leave No Trace principles. Access: From Vancouver BC follow Trans-Canada Highway 1 east to Hope. Then continue east on BC 3 (Crowsnest Highway) for 37.5 miles and […]