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2016 Year In Review – Best of the NW

2016 What a year! Plenty of political turmoil and deaths of way too many rock stars. Fortunately we have the trails to help free our minds and spirits. Some accomplishments from the past year: •  Featured three times on the Seattle Times web site – Washington’s Best Family Friendly Trails – Seattle’s Top 10 City […]

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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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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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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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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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Washington’s best family-friendly trails on SeattleTimes.com

Western Washington, hiking, trail running, climbing, Best of the NW Seattle City Park year-round trails.  It’s Saturday morning, your kids are just waking up, you’ve got a full day of freedom ahead of you, and you’re stuck with that same dilemma every family seems to face every weekend. What to do? Nearly 50 percent of […]

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