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Hike Glacier National Park – Montana

Hike The Highline Trail – Glacier National Park Montana Elevation Gain = 1,950′ Elevation Loss = 3,026′ Length Logan to the Loop = 11.8 miles Glacier National Park dubbed “Crown of the Continent” by George Bird Grinnell is one of our National Treasures. Canoe Lake MacDonald, hike the lush Trail of the Cedars to Avalanche […]

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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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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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Top 10 Seattle Park Trails on SeattleTimes.com

Western Washington, hiking, trail running, climbing, Best of the NW Seattle City Park year-round trails. Summertime in Seattle offers many nearby cures for a case of “the Indoors.” Symptoms of this can include frequent utterings of “I’m bored”; glassy eyes from too much screen time; and sibling squabbling over who gets more space on the […]

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Dirty Harry’s Balcony and Peak

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails.   Dirty Harry’s Balcony and Peak Trail Mountains to Sound Greenway I90 Do you feel lucky Punk, do ya? Don’t risk getting towed, be sure to park before crossing the gate towards the State Fire Training Center. Walk the first half mile up Grouse Ridge […]

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Top 10 Seattle Park Trails #12: Bonus NEW West Duwamish Trail

Between the more developed trails off South Seattle Community College and Westcrest park a series of trails on the eastern hillsides cross steep ravines through rugged forest on this West Seattle trail system. At 180 acres the West Duwamish Greenbelt is the largest in the city – 6 miles end to end. The West Duwamish […]

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