Fortune Ponds–Two little tranquil bodies of water deep within the Henry M. Jackson Wilderness

Quick Facts: Location: Beckler River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Service Roundtrip: 13.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,700 feet Green Trails Map: Benchmark Mtn- No. 144 Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking Central Cascades  Access:  From Everett head east on US 2 for 50 miles to Skykomish turning left onto the Beckler River Road (FR 65). Continue north for 6.9 miles […]

Alpine Lookout –Wallow in good views and a chance to see a mountain goat or two

Quick Facts: Location: Stevens Pass-Lake Wenatchee region Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Round Trip: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,600 feet Contact: Wenatchee River Ranger District (Leavenworth): Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest  Green Trails Map: Wenatchee Lake- No. 145 Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking Central Cascades (Mountaineers Book) Notes: NW Forest Pass or Interagency Pass Required. Several miles of trails […]

Sulphur Mountain –Savor Sweet Suiattle Valley Views

  Quick Facts: Location: Suiattle River Road Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 10.0 miles Elevation gain: 4,600 feet Green Trails Maps:  Mountain Loop Highway Map 111SX Contact: Darrington Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest  Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or interagency pass required Access: From Darrington, travel north on SR 530 for 7.5 miles […]

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: Mountain Loop Highway 111SX 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 9.0 […]