Meadow Lake- serene subalpine lake above the Suiattle and White Chuck rivers

Quick Facts: Location: White Chuck River Valley, Mountain Loop Highway Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Service Roundtrip: 16.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,900 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 […]

Twin Lakes—The fishing is good, but only if you’re an osprey!

Quick Facts: Location: Lake Wenatchee Area Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 8.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet Green Trails Map: Wenatchee Lake- No. 145 Contact: Wenatchee River Ranger District (Leavenworth), Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Notes: Northwest Forest Pass required; wilderness rules apply Access: From Everett head east on US 2 to Coles Corner. Turn left (north) […]

Green Mountain –Banal is thy name—Breathtakingly beautiful is thy game

Quick Facts: Location: Glacier Peak Wilderness, Suiattle River Road Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 8.0 miles Elevation gain: 3,100 feet Green Trails Maps:  Cascade Pass, WA-No. 80 Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Notes: wilderness rules apply Access: From Darrington, travel north on SR 530 for 7.5 miles turning right onto […]

Steens Mountain– Into the heart of Oregon’s “Big Empty”

Quick Facts: Location: Great Basin, Eastern Oregon Land Agency: Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area (BLM) Roundtrip: Kiger Gorge Rim; up to 4.0 miles Elevation gain: Up to 500 feet Difficulty: moderate Contact: BLM Burns Office  Access: From Burns, Oregon travel 60 miles south to Frenchglen. Take Steens Mountan Loop Road for 23 miles. […]