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Tatoosh Traverse

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Tatoosh Traverse Connect Peaks Adjacent to Mount Rainier on trail and rock scrambles. Summit 12 summits in 10 miles Stevens, Unicorn, Foss, Castle, Pinnacle, Plummer, Denman, Lane, Wahpenayo, Chutla, and Eagle Peak, Border Peak. Contribute   Follow us to adventure.

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The Enchantments Traverse Attempt (the E.T.) 2011

Enchantments Traverse If forced to pick a single favorite trail in the Pacific NW we choose the Enchantments.  That’s why we make an annual trip each fall to experience this magical alpine setting. From Stuart Lake Trail-head up Asgard Pass through Upper Enchantment Lakes to Snow Creek Trail-head Approx 30 kilometers, 5,000 feet vertical gain […]

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60 Hikes 60 Miles: Seattle Guidebook Review

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle Western Washington is a special place with a wealth of scenic hiking opportunities. Welcome to the Best of the Northwest. With sea kayak access to the trailhead at Tillicum Village we hiked the Blake Island loop with co-author Bryce […]

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Alpine Traverses

The Classic Alpine Traverses of Western WA Western Washington, Hiking, Climbing, Best of the NW Year-round trails. Connecting corridors through these less trodden secret passages unlock alpine magic and surefire mountain adventure. Enchantments Traverse The turning of the larch colors signals the peak of the fall hiking season in the Pacific NW. The Enchantments Traverse […]

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Pacific Northwest Cascade Volcanos

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. We are developing a comprehensive video for all the classic PNW volcanos. We are looking for video and GPS contributors please email info@botnw.com for more info. Pacific Northwest Volcanos □ Mount Rainier – 14,410 □ Mount Adams -12,276 □ Glacier Peak – 11,449 □ Mount Hood – 11,240 □ […]

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Greenwater Lakes

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Multiple river crossings, side waterfalls, massive trees and dramatic views down the Greenwater river gorge make this an engrossing hike for the entire family. There is so much to explore, so many growing living things each with their own designs all fitting together so nicely. […]

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