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Mount Washington

Mount Washington

The mountain lies in the cusp of Twin Falls State Park and offers hikers a versatile adventure that includes scrambling up steep trails, testing out bouldering skills, strolling between mountaintops on level plateaus and—of course—enjoying stunning, uninterrupted summit views.

by October 4, 2011 0 comments Trail of the Week
Mt Adams Dayhike: South Climb to Lunch Counter

Mt Adams Dayhike: South Climb to Lunch Counter

The old road-turned-trail only gains a small amount of elevation as it winds through flowering meadows, offering glimpses of Pikers Peak and Mt St Helens through the trees.

by September 20, 2011 0 comments Trail of the Week
Fremont Lookout, Mt Rainier

Fremont Lookout, Mt Rainier

The historic lookout is a few steps above the rocky nose of the ridge. You’ll want to check it out, but the views are about as good from ground level. Look at Mt. Rainier. Look at the dramatic, treeless rolls of the three Burroughs. Look at the golf-course flat, inviting green expanse of Grand Park. Daydream about an overnight deeper into the Park.

by September 6, 2011 0 comments Trail of the Week
Bandera Mountain

Bandera Mountain

The first switchback teases hikers with a brief glimpse of Bandera Mountain’s steep slopes before turning to climb upward along the mountain. The trail opens up to switchback along a talus slope, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

by August 23, 2011 0 comments Trail of the Week
Heybrook Lookout Trail

Heybrook Lookout Trail

If you’re looking for an exciting family-friendly hike right off of Highway 2, look no further than the Heybrook Lookout Trail. The trail is rigorous and steep, but rewards hikers for every step with a stunning view at the very end.

by July 26, 2011 0 comments Trail of the Week
Ancient Lakes

Ancient Lakes

If the sun is shining anywhere, it’s probably at Ancient Lakes, near Quincy, Washington. Ancient Lakes is a cluster of three small lakes nestle at the head of a flat bottomed, cliff ringed valley called a coulee in these parts of Washington. The Ancient Lakes coulee is carved into the orchard-covered Quincy plateau and faces west, toward the Columbia River.

by May 31, 2011 0 comments Trail of the Week
Mount Si

Mount Si

Mount Si is a hauntingly beautiful mountain with a reputation for offering hikers a dependably great hike. Mount Si’s rocky face watches over North Bend and was featured in the opening credits of the 1990s television series Twin Peaks.

by May 16, 2011 0 comments Trail of the Week
Umtanum Creek

Umtanum Creek

The trail passes through meadows and shady riparian zones along the creek. In a flat half mile you’ll come to remnants of a homestead: old fence posts and some gnarled fruit trees. After another easy mile of vistas, sage and a campsite or two, the canyon begins to close in. Red and gray basalt cliffs are fringed with vivid pads of green grass. Life is lush here. Evidence of beavers is everywhere: dams, gnawed trees, and lodges. Get lucky and you may even see bighorn sheep. And don’t forget to watch for rattlesnakes.

by April 26, 2011 0 comments Trail of the Week