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Enchantments Traverse Attempt Guide

Enchantments Traverse Preparation Guide   Enchantments in-a-day Guide Avoid the permit lottery frenzy.  Cross the spectacular Enchantments in a day.  Here are some pointers on how to have the best experience on the “ET” Enchantments Traverse. Weather Forecast – Camping: Bivy the night before at Eightmile or Johnny Creek campgrounds. Bring a sleeping bag and […]

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Silver Peak

  Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Centrally located on Snoqualmie Pass, Silver Peak can be seen from both sides of I90 and can be climbed from 3 directions. Make your way up from Mirror Lake, Annette Lake or do the loop between Mount Catherine as we are on this trip. […]

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Rachel Lake, Rampart Lakes Rampart Ridge and Alta Peak.

Rampart Ridge   Fall is a great time of year to experience the colors and views from this spectacular Snoqualmie Pass trail. Rachel Lake, Rampart Lakes Rampart Ridge and Alta Peak. From the often-crowded trail head hike along Box Canyon Creek to Rachel Lake. Here the grade steepens immediately ascending from the lake up Rampart […]

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Mission Falls Hike, Mission Mountains NW Montana

Hiking NW Montana: Mission Falls Hike Don’t let the title the “easiest” hike in the Mission Mountains fool you.  Mission Falls is steep and exposed in places but rewards hikers with views of the Mission Falls and valley below. NW Montana, the Mission Mountain Tribal Wilderness is home to part of the rugged mission mountains […]

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Lake Easton Snopark

Reach Lake Easton Snopark at the far east side of Snoqualmie pass off i90 exit 70. 5 kilometers of mellow ski trails roll through the woods and along Lake Easton and Yakima River offering up scenic overlooks Play & Learn Avoid a grizly surprise when you get back to your car.  Be sure to post […]

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The Summit at Snoqualmie Nordic

The Summit at Snoqualmie Nordic boasts 50 kilometers of cross country ski trails at the flanks of Hyak Peak  and Mount Catherine. Play & Learn Access to the upper trails can be reached via the East Peak Chair or the Silver Fir Chair.  Your full day trail ticket will get you two chair rides per […]

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