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2016 Year In Review – Best of the NW

2016 What a year! Plenty of political turmoil and deaths of way too many rock stars. Fortunately we have the trails to help free our minds and spirits. Some accomplishments from the past year: •  Featured three times on the Seattle Times web site – Washington’s Best Family Friendly Trails – Seattle’s Top 10 City […]

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Old Robe Trail

Washington State Trails, hiking, trail running, family friendly trails. Difficulty – I Easy, Family Friendly Trails Seasons – Lowlands, All Year Cumulative Vertical Gain – 200′ Miles – 3.5 out and Back Passes – Park along side road, no pass required, Granite Falls City Park   The 100 year old abandoned railway grade punished and […]

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Endure the Shoulder Season

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. It can be difficult to stay motivated, as the days grow darker, wetter and colder. The crisp clear fall days have made way to the dreaded sopping slog shoulder season. Rain in the low-lands hoping the snow is accumulating in the mountains. The wait will […]

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Granite Peak Montana

Reach Granite Peak: the high-point of Montana via a lengthy approach, consistent exposure above 10,000 feet and challenging route finding to the rocky summit. Infamous for it’s temperamental weather we threaded the weather needle, between snow storms and were fortunate to get possibly some of the last best conditions of the season. Trail head – […]

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Bike Hike Trails

Western Washington, bikepacking, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Hike and Bike Trails Western Washington is known for its precipitation and cascading waterfalls. The forces of nature unleash powerful storms from time-to-time washing out roads and access to remote areas. While some roads like the Suiattle River Road have been repaired […]

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Ingalls Lake

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Ingalls Lake   At the foot of Mount Stuart and Ingalls Peak, Ingalls Lake rests in a high alpine basin surrounded by rocky crags passing by waterfalls and flower filled meadows. From the Esmiralda Basin Trailhead start up the climb to Longs Pass, taking a […]

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