Dishpan Gap—Awesome autumn foliage from the headwaters of the Sky!

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Quick Facts: Location: North Fork Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 19.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3,100 feet Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Green Trails Map: Monte Cristo- No. 143, Benchmark Mtn- No. 144 Special Note: Northwest Trail Pass required; wilderness rules apply Access: From Everett head east on […]

Grizzly Peak — It’s a long hike, but not a bear of a hike!

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Quick Facts: Location: Pacific Crest Trail, Henry M Jackson Wilderness, Stevens Pass area Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 16.0 miles Elevation gain: 3,400 feet Difficulty: difficult Green Trails Map: Benchmark MT- No. 144 Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest  Access: From Everett, head east on US 2 to Stevens Pass. Continue […]

Lake Valhalla– No slain souls here-just renewed ones

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Quick Facts:  Location: Henry M Jackson Wilderness, Stevens Pass area Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 12.0 miles Elevation gain: 1,500 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes-Stevens Pass No. 176S Contact: Wenatchee River Ranger District (Leavenworth): Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Access: From Everett, head east on US 2 for 65 miles to Stevens Pass. […]

Lake Janus — Wilderness gateway to eastern Snohomish County

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Quick Facts: Location: Pacific Crest Trail near Stevens Pass Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 6.5 miles Elevation gain: 1,550 feet Green Trails Map: Benchmark MT- No. 144 Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker -Snoqualmie National Forest  Notes: Self-issued free wilderness permit available at trailhead. Wilderness regulations apply. No fires allowed near lake. Access: […]