Archives for July 2012

Crystal Lake─With a rehabilitated access road and trail, it’s time you once again hiked to this serene lake

Quick Facts Location: White Chuck River Valley, Mountain Loop Highway Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,150 feet Green Trails Map: Sloan Peak, WA- No. 111 Access: Take Exit 208 off of I-5 following SR 530 east for 32 miles to Darrington. Then head south on the Mountain Loop Highway proceeding […]

Wagonwheel Lake─You’ll bust your axle on this tough hike

Quick Facts Location: Staircase Area, Olympic National Land Agency: National Park Service Roundtrip: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 3,200 feet Green Trails Map: Mount Steel, WA-No 167 Notes: Dogs prohibited; National Park entry fee. Access: From Shelton, head north on US 101 for 15 miles to Hoodsport. Turn left onto SR 119 proceeding for 9.3 miles […]

Boulder Lake—Beautiful Sultan Basin Lake not easy to reach—but inviting none-the-less

Quick Facts Location: Sultan Basin Land Agency: Washington Department of Natural Resources Roundtrip: 13.8 miles Elevation Gain: 2,140 feet Green Trails Map: Index WA- No. 142 Notes: Dogs must be on leash; All hikers are required to stop and register (no fee) at kiosk at Olney Pass upon entering Sultan Basin Watershed. Access: From Everett […]