Cheam Lake Wetlands–Birding hotspot where the North Cascades meet the Fraser River

  Quick Facts: Location: Popkum, Fraser Valley Regional District, BC Land Agency: Fraser Valley Regional Parks Round Trip: 2.5 miles (4.0 km) roundtrip Elevation Gain: minimal Contact: Fraser Valley Regional Parks Notes: Dogs prohibited Access: From Vancouver, BC follow Trans-Canada Highway 1 east to Exit 138 (12 miles /20 kilometers east of Chilliwack). Turn left […]

North Fork Sauk River — Walk among ancient giants

                                                                           Quick Facts: Location: Mountain Loop Highway Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 11.6 miles Elevation gain: 900 […]

Longs Pass- Short and steep hike to in-your face views of Stuart

Quick Facts: Location: Alpine Lakes Wilderness Land Agency: National Forest Service Round Trip: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 2100 feet Contact: Cle Elum Ranger District, Wenatchee-Okanogan National Forest Green Trails Maps: Aline Lakes East –Stuart Range no. 208SX Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required; Dogs-prohibited Access: From Seattle take I-90 to exit 85 and follow […]

Wapaloosie Mountain–a wapaloosie of a peak indeed!

Location: Kettle River Range Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 6.0 miles Elevation gain: 2,000 feet Contact: Colville National Forest Access: From Republic, head east on SR 20 for 21 miles turning left  onto FR 2030 (Albion Hill Road). From Kettle Falls, head west on SR 20 for 22 miles, turning right onto FR 2030. Follow FR […]