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Two Fall Color Hikes

Two Fall Color Hikes

These are desperate times. Hikers know the fall color show will all-too-soon transition to the gritty black and whites of November noir. True, the noir[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments Earth, Trails
Splendor in September – Late Summer and Early Fall Wildflowers

Splendor in September – Late Summer and Early Fall Wildflowers

Other flowers we’ve spotted thus far (Mid-August through early September) on the Naches Loop trail and near Summerland include Western Pasque flower, an unusual flower, sort of like a cat with nine lives.

by September 11, 2012 0 comments Skills
Christoff Peak Poetry

Christoff Peak Poetry

Poetry by Karen Sykes about Christoff Peak for Seattle Backpackers Magazine

by August 29, 2012 0 comments Community, Fireside
The Mount Si Traverse (a different approach to Mount Si)

The Mount Si Traverse (a different approach to Mount Si)

Though steep the Mount Teneriffe Road Trail is a pleasant walk and in winter also provides a safe snowshoeing approach toMountTeneriffe. Much of the road is in the forest, bordered by a variety of ferns, salmonberry (yum!), young alder trees and in mid-July, goatsbeard. With a cool breeze the hike wasn’t as brutal as we’d feared plus Michael set a good pace. Michael led the way to the beginning of the traverse at an unsigned junction (3,812 feet elevation).

by August 5, 2012 0 comments Trail of the Week, Trails