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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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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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Ptarmigan Traverse 2016

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Despite inclement weather our team of 5 completed the classic “Traverse of the American Alps” in 3 nights 4 days. Highest point – 7,769’ Dome/Dana Glacier Col Lowest point – 1,499’ Downey Creek trail head (exit)     We shuttled cars, leaving 2 at the […]

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Ashland Lakes Walt Bailey Trail and Cutthroat Lakes

Washington State Trails, hiking, trail running, adventure routes. Take a short family friendly day hike to Ashland Lakes or a more challenging hike to Walt Bailey Trail and Cutthroat Lakes. Or take the high adventure route connecting the two over Bald Mountain. Mountain Loop Highway 530 Not far past the ever-crowded trail head of Lake […]

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Glacier Peak

Glacier Peak hiking, climbing, Washington Volcanoes Ultraneering (mountaineering + ultra running) phenom Stuke Sowle solo scales Glacier Peak in 17 hours covering 34 miles and over 12,000 feet cumulative vertical gain. Glacier Peak or known as “Takobia” by the Sauk people Washington’s only wilderness volcano standing at 10,525 feet Glacier Peak presents challenges of remoteness […]

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Sloan Peak – West Face

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Given a forecast of hot sunny weather Reid and I decided to forego the glacier on the Corkscrew route and spend the day on the rock. We were eager to get up into high alpine country and soak up the ambiance on “The Matterhorn of […]

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