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Lake Constance, Olympic National Park

Lake Constance is deep and provides life to many brook trout. I made the mistake of not packing my fishing rod, but next time there will be a fish fry for dinner. The avalanche canyon starts just behind the lake. Hiking up the canyon brings amazing views of Mt Constance’s and Lower Constance’s crags.

by February 8, 2012 0 comments Trail of the Week, Trails
Pratt Lake Trail to Rainbow and Island Lake

Pratt Lake Trail to Rainbow and Island Lake

The Pratt Lake Trail winds around the base of several mountains, gradually gaining altitude as leads towards Talpus Lake. The trail passes through several trickling waterfalls, offering hikers scenic views of still forests brimming with huckleberries and a colorful spectrum of autumn foliage.

by January 12, 2012 0 comments Trail of the Week
Deer Mountain

Deer Mountain

The last .2 miles test hikers with one last climb before leading out to the mountain’s barren summit. From this spectacular perch, enjoy sweeping views of the town of Estes Park and the peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park.

by January 5, 2012 0 comments Trail of the Week

Royal Lake

Royal Lake is small with several campsites but the upper basin above the lake is pristine. Campsites are plenty here as mountain meadows run wild. Tarns spread out along the meadows fed by clear mountain snowmelt. Exploring is all one can think about as camp is set up. You’ll hate the idea of hiking back out after seeing Royal Lakes magnificent alpine scenery.

by December 12, 2011 0 comments Trail of the Week
Mount Defiance

Mount Defiance

This spectacular mountain is located in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National forest, and offers a physically-stimulating yet non-technical day hike or backpacking trip. If you choose to tackle Defiance during a sunny day, you can expect to soak in spectacular views of the rugged Alpine Lakes Wilderness. If you hike to the top in cloudy weather, don’t fret: at least you’ve had a good workout.

by November 28, 2011 0 comments Trail of the Week
Spray Park Trail

Spray Park Trail

Spray Falls is the pinnacle of many hikers’ visit to the Park, offering up-close-and-personal views of a gorgeous waterfall towering 80 feet in height and 50 feet in width. Because the trail to the falls itself is only .25 miles, it is well worth the side trip.

by November 6, 2011 0 comments Trail of the Week
The Cranberry Wilderness – Monongahela National Forest

The Cranberry Wilderness – Monongahela National Forest

If you’re looking to camp overnight you can find a picture perfect campsite, complete with a swimming hole, just up the Middle Fork trail. From the junction of the Laurelly branch and the Middle Fork, head left just a short distance up the Middle Fork trail. Here you will find a waterfall and primitive sites overlooking the falls and the river.

by October 30, 2011 0 comments Trail of the Week
Pratt Lake Trail

Pratt Lake Trail

While Pratt Lake can be a bustling destination in the summer season, the autumn months offer a relief from the rowdy crowds, making it a great time for an overnight trip. Even on a weekend, it is possible to have the whole lake to yourself if you set out in the cooler fall season. Even the mosquitoes are vacationing elsewhere.

by October 25, 2011 0 comments Trail of the Week
Mt Pilchuck

Mt Pilchuck

Mt Pilchuck offers a handful of fun features in a moderate, interesting dayhike. This trail is easily accessible from Seattle and for a few extra[Read More…]

by October 18, 2011 0 comments Trail of the Week
Mount Adams South Climb

Mount Adams South Climb

Once you’ve soaked up the spectacular summit view, take off your crampons (this is imperative), don your waterproof pants and get ready for the stunning glissade down 3500 feet. In the summer months you will find well-groomed glissade shoots, gouged into the mountain’s snow by many a hiker’s weary bottom. The glissade from Piker’s Peak to Lunch Counter rewards hikers with a 10 minute descent down 2,700 vertical feet in twisting, turning and exhilarating chute.

by October 11, 2011 0 comments Trail of the Week