Cutthroat Pass — Shiny granite, golden larches and splendid vistas

Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades Highway Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Round Trip: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1850 feet Contact: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Methow Valley Ranger District, Green Trails Map: Washington Pass No. 50 Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking North Cascades 2nd edition (Mountaineers Books) Notes: NW Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required. Access: From Marblemount, […]

Bunker Hill─No battling for solitude along this hike

Quick Facts Location: Wind River Valley Land Agency: Gifford Pinchot National Forest Roundtrip: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,250 feet Green trails Map: Green Trails Wind River No. 397 Recommended Guidebook: Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge (Craig Romano) Access: From Stevenson, head east on SR 14 for 3.0 miles turning left onto Wind River Road. Then […]

Shoe Lake — A great hike good for your soul!

  Quick Facts: Location: Goat Rocks Wilderness Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 15.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,625 feet Contact: Naches Ranger District, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest  Green Trails Map: Goat Rocks William O Douglas Wilderness No. 303S Notes: Northwest Trail Pass or interagency pass required; Wilderness permit required, free, self-issued at trailhead; wilderness rules apply Access: From Packwood, […]

Lake Valhalla– No slain souls here-just renewed ones

Quick Facts:  Location: Henry M Jackson Wilderness, Stevens Pass area Land Agency: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Roundtrip: 12.0 miles Elevation gain: 1,500 feet Difficulty: moderate Green Trails Map: Alpine Lakes-Stevens Pass No. 176S Contact: Wenatchee River Ranger District (Leavenworth): Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Access: From Everett, head east on US 2 for 65 miles to Stevens Pass. […]