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 […]

Barclay Lake–placid lake at the base of awe-inspiring Baring Mountain

Quick Facts: Location: Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 225 feet Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes Stevens Pass Map 176S Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker -Snoqualmie National Forest Special Note: Northwest Forest Pass required. Access: From Everett, head 40 miles east on US 2 to Baring. Near Milepost 41 turn left onto 635th Place NE. […]

Mount McCausland—Rise above Valhalla!

Quick Facts: Location: Henry M. Jackson Wilderness Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 6.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,800 feet Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes Stevens Pass No. 176S Contact: Wenatchee River Ranger District: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Access: From Everett head east on US 2 to Stevens Pass. Continue east for another 4.0 miles. Just after the […]