Archives for October 2015

Latourell Falls─First in a long line of stunning Gorge waterfalls

Quick Facts Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Oregon State Parks Roundtrip: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 540 feet Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge- West no. 428S Contact: Guy Talbot State Park Access: From Portland follow I-84 east to Exit 28. Then follow the Historic Columbia Highway west 2.6 miles to trailhead. […]

Lake Twentytwo─waterfalls, big cedars and a beautiful lake beneath Mount Pilchuck

Quick Facts Location: Mountain Loop Highway near Granite Falls Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 5.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,350 feet Green Trails Map: Granite Falls WA-No. 109, Silverton WA-No. 110 Notes: NW Forest Pass required; dogs permitted on leash; trail can get busy, practice Leave No Trace ethics and consider visiting on a […]

Columbia Mountain─Historic peak overflows with autumn colors

Quick Facts: Location: Kettle River Range, Sherman Pass Land Agency: Colville National Forest Roundtrip: 8.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,360 feet Access: From Republic travel east 17 miles on SR 20 to trailhead at Sherman Pass. From Kettle Falls, follow SR 20 for 26 west miles to Sherman Pass. Contact: Colville National Forest, Republic Ranger District Good […]

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 […]