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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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Chiwaukum Traverse

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Lesser known mountain crossing along a 11 mile ridge that connects Icicle Creek by Leavenworth to Highway 2. Contribute Follow us to adventure.

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Pickets Traverse

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Traveling across jagged peaks inspiring the look of a Picket fence this extremely remote and rugged corner of the North Cascades demands commitment, advanced alpine skills and deep knowledge of the terrain with an adventurous attitude. Contribute Follow us to adventure.

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Cougar Mountain Trails & Coal Creek Natural Area

Seattle hiking trails, best of the NW trail running, year-round trails Cougar Mountain Trails Issaquah Alps I90 Greenbelt Year-round trail access on a well-maintained trail system through lush forest makes Cougar Mountain Regional Wildlife Park a popular close-by outing for the Seattle Metropolitan area. Boasting 35 miles of interconnected trails has varied terrain to appeal […]

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Mount Stuart Full North Ridge July 2012

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Chason and I have had our eyes on this route for many years. We have been carefully planning packing and considering approach/descent options hoping to go as “light and fast” as possible while choosing approach and decent routes that we have previously scoped out so […]

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Kayak & Hike, Blake Island Loop

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. This hike marks Best of the NW’s completion of all 60 hikes within 60 Hikes 60 Miles Seattle guidebook. I’m here with guidebook author Bryce Stevens to hike the Blake Island loop for the final 60th hike from his book 60 hikes within 60 miles: […]

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