Blanca Lake– A strikingly beautiful lake set beneath a formidable wall of jagged peaks

Quick Facts: Location: Wild Sky and Henry Jackson Wildernesses,North Fork Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 8.4 miles Elevation gain: 3,300 feet Green Trails Map: Monte Cristo, WA- No. 143 Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Notes: Northwest Forest Pass or Interagency Pass required. No fires allowed near […]

Benchmark Mountain–The meadows here measure up among the best

Location: North Fork Skykomish River Valley Land Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Roundtrip: 14.4 miles High Point: 5,816 feet Elevation gain: 3,700 feet Difficulty: difficult Green Trails Maps: Monte Cristo, WA-No. 143, Benchmark MT- No. 144 Contact: Skykomish Ranger District: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (360) 677-2414 Note: Northwest Forest Pass Required Access: From Everett head […]