100 Classic Hikes in Washington Archives - Best of the Northwest Best of the Northwest

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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The Enchantments Traverse 2010

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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Enchantments Traverse (the E.T.) 2013

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 Aasgard Pass through Upper Enchantment Lakes to Snow Creek Trail-head Approx 30 kilometers, 5,000 feet vertical gain […]

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Enchantments Traverse Attempt Guide

Enchantments Traverse Preparation Guide   Enchantments in-a-day Guide Avoid the permit lottery frenzy.  Cross the spectacular Enchantments in a day.  Here are some pointers on how to have the best experience on the “ET” Enchantments Traverse. Weather Forecast – Camping: Bivy the night before at Eightmile or Johnny Creek campgrounds. Bring a sleeping bag and […]

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