Trail of the Week

Quinault’s Wolf Bar – Where the Wild Things Are

Quinault’s Wolf Bar – Where the Wild Things Are

Wild and majestic, the North Fork trail of the Quinault River to Wolf Bar Camp is perfect for getting the kids out, impressing a date[Read More…]

by April 15, 2014 0 comments Trail of the Week, Trails
April Hikes 2014 Recommended for Seattle Backpackers Meetup

April Hikes 2014 Recommended for Seattle Backpackers Meetup

April Hikes 2014 If you are a Seattle Backpackers Meetup organizer here are some April hikes from years past that were a lot of fun[Read More…]

by April 5, 2014 0 comments Trail of the Week, Trails
Pine City, Joshua Tree National Park

Pine City, Joshua Tree National Park

She directed me to Pine City, a backcountry trail not even marked on the official NPS map. To reach it, I had to veer off the main Park Boulevard onto an unpaved road so long, at one point I wasn’t sure I’d taken the right path.

by January 14, 2014 0 comments Trail of the Week, Trails
NZ Part 5- In the Center of Nature’s Flow in Aoraki – Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

NZ Part 5- In the Center of Nature’s Flow in Aoraki – Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

Never in my life have I felt more in the center of Muir’s flow of nature than from a high windy knob on Ball Ridge under the vertical Caroline Face of New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki/Mount Cook.

by January 8, 2014 0 comments Trail of the Week, Trails
Goat Rocks Wilderness – Summer Planning

Goat Rocks Wilderness – Summer Planning

Last July, I was entranced by the Goat Rocks Wilderness. Located in the southern Cascades of Washington State, between Mount Rainier and Mount Adams, the Goat Rocks boasts post-card views of both peaks and yes, more than a few wildflowers!

by October 10, 2013 Comments are Disabled Trail of the Week, Trails
Vernal Fall, Yosemite National Park

Vernal Fall, Yosemite National Park

Among Yosemite National Park’s iconic sights that can be day hiked to is Vernal Fall. The 2.4-miles round trip Mist Trail leads to the 317-foot Yosemite Valley waterfall.

by October 8, 2013 Comments are Disabled Trail of the Week, Trails
Whistler’s Train Wreck Trail

Whistler’s Train Wreck Trail

This is a quick hike along the beautiful Cheakamus River. This hike is only 2.5 miles roundtrip to the train wreck and back, but you can easily make this hike longer following the flank trail. You can also trail run this hike due to the lack of elevation, but there are some really rooty sections; use caution.

by September 24, 2013 0 comments Trail of the Week, Trails
Mount Zion, Olympic National Forest

Mount Zion, Olympic National Forest

Mt. Zion is a lesser-known option. This 4200-foot high summit is an outlier on the east side of the Olympics. It’s like a little brother to much bigger, bolder Mt. Townsend, a few miles southwest across the valley. This hike also makes a nice starter for a weekend in the Olympics, and doesn’t require a crack of dawn start from Seattle.

by August 22, 2013 0 comments Trail of the Week, Trails
Family Hikes On Grand Canyon Backcountry Trails

Family Hikes On Grand Canyon Backcountry Trails

Many of the Grand Canyon national park’s trails head into the backcountry by going up and down steep canyon sides, offering fantastic adventures for backpackers.

by June 13, 2013 0 comments Trail of the Week, Trails
A Taneum Teaser

A Taneum Teaser

The Taneum is a sprawling complex of rivers, streams, meadows, campgrounds, memorials, peaks and trails. If you’ve got the itch to explore, this is the place.

by June 7, 2013 0 comments Trail of the Week, Trails

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