High Hut — Snowshoe to a heavenly hut in the shadow of Rainier

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  Quick Facts: Location: Mount Tahoma Trails near Ashford Land Agency: Washington DNR and Mount Tahoma Trails Association Roundtrip: 8.6 miles Elevation gain: 2,400 feet Contact: Mount Tahoma Trails Association MTTA Map: Mount Tahoma Ski Trail System (MTTA) Notes: Sno-Park Pass required; Reservations required for overnight stays in hut Access: From Elbe head east 10 […]

Kelcema Lake-Satisfying snowshoe trip to ancient forest flanked subalpine lake

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Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip:  9.6 miles Elevation gain: 1,600 feet Green Trails Map: Silverton, WA- No. 110 Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Access: From Granite Falls, follow the Mountain Loop Highway east for 23.5 miles to Deer Creek Parking […]

Clara and Marion Lakes—Family friendly snowshoe route on Mission Ridge

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Quick Facts Location: Mission Ridge, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 900 feet Green Trails Map: Green Trails Wenatchee/ Mission Ridge, WA- No 211S Access: Follow US 2 to Wenatchee turning south onto SR 285 and continuing for 4.5 miles until it turns east to cross the Columbia […]

Hurricane Hill─Storm this summit on snowshoes or skis

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Quick Facts: Location: Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 900 feet Contact: Olympic National Park Green Trails Map: Elwha North Hurricane Ridge, No 134S Notes: Dogs are prohibited. National Park Entry Fee Required. Dec–Mar the road is open Fri–Sun weather permitting. All vehicles must carry chains. […]