Heybrook Lookout—Snowline prober above the Forks of the Wild Sky

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Quick Facts: Location: Near Index, Skykomish Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 850 feet Access: From Everett follow US 2 east for 37 miles to trailhead located on north side of highway just after entering Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Good […]

Lanham Lake—Sublime snowshoeing above Stevens Pass

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Quick Facts Location: Stevens Pass Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,140 feet Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes-Stevens Pass WA No. 176S Special Note: Slight avalanche concern. Contact: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Access: From Everett head east on US 2 to Stevens Pass. Continue east for another 5.8 miles turning right into the […]

Wallace Lake—Tranquil waters above thundering falls

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Quick Facts Location: Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: Washington State Parks Roundtrip: 8.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet Green trails Map: Index, WA-No. 142 Access: From Everett follow US 2 for 28 miles east to Gold Bar. Just before Milepost 28 turn left onto 1st Street (signed for Wallace Falls State Park). Proceed for .4 […]

Eagle Lake—Tough hike to a raptor’s delight

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Quick Facts:                                   Location: Wild Sky Wilderness, Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 8.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,600 feet Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes West 176S Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Notes: Northwest Forest […]