Patterson Mountain — Bitterroot and Balsamroot and a bevy of other blossoms  

Quick Facts: Location: Methow Valley Land Agency: WA Department of Natural Resources Roundtrip: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet Contact: WA Department of Natural Resources Green Trails Map: Sun Mountain, WA- No.83S Notes: Discover Pass Required Access:  From Winthrop head east on SR 20 for .6 mile immediately turning right onto Twin lakes Road. Follow for 3.0 miles turning right […]

Catherine Creek Rock Arch–A touch of Utah in the Northwest!

Location: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Land Agency: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Roundtrip: 2.3 miles Elevation gain: 370 feet Difficulty: Easy Contact: Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area Notes: Dogs permitted on leash. Be aware or ticks and poison oak. Green Trails Map: Columbia River Gorge East No. 432S Good to Know: kid-friendly, dog-friendly […]

Thirteenmile Canyon– Wander one of wildest wilderness canyons in Eastern Washington

Location: Colville National Forest, Ferry County, Wa Land Agency: National Forest Service Roundtrip: 9.0 miles Elevation gain: 1,700 feet Contact: Colville National Forest, Republic Ranger District Notes: beware of rattlesnakes Access: From Republic follow SR 21 south 12.3 miles to trailhead located just within the Colville Indian Reservation Boundary. If coming from Wilbur, follow SR […]

Sunrise Lake─Golden larches brighten the shores of this alpine lake

Quick Facts: Location: North Cascades – Sawtooth Ridge Land Agency: U.S. Forest Service Roundtrip: 13.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3,730 feet Green Trails Map: Prince Creek, WA- No. 115 Recommended Resource: Day Hiking North Cascades (Romano; Mountaineers Books) Access: From Twisp drive SR 20 east for 2.0 miles. Continue south on SR 153 for 12.0 miles turning right […]