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Snow Lake

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Ultra-popular and rightly so; Snow Lake is a quintessential Snoqualmie Pass Alpine Lake. Access the trail head from the Alpentol Parking Lot where you can register for an Alpine Lakes day permit. The first half of the trail passes by scenic waterfalls and stream crossings […]

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Juniper Shoulder

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Dark Divide Juniper Shoulder and Tongue Mountain High ridge-line trails extend both directions from the parking lot at Lambert Saddle.  Dark forest and dirt tracks (motorcycles are allowed) climb to reveal up-close and personal vantage points of near-by St Helens, Adams Goat Rocks and Rainier.  […]

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Mayfield Lake Trail Campground Loop

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Ike Kinswa State Park Connect Lakeside campsites and cabins with the Ike Kinswa State Park Campground Loop. Ike Kinswa State Park is a convenient Highway 12 stop-over on the way to Washington’s southern Volcanoes Mount St Helens, Rainier, and Adams. The 1.75 mile perimeter trail […]

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