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Kendall Katwalk

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Kendall Katwalk, a popular stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail.  Right off I90 climbs at a trail running-friendly grade to the Katwalk passage cut across steep Snoqualmie Pass peaks.  Even on a socked-in weather day the Kendall Catwalk has imposing views. Tap & Go Follow […]

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Lake Blanca

A consistently steep trail through forest (blueberry patches in the late summer) drops down in the last stretch to dramatic Blanca Lake. At the base of Monte Christo group peaks, Columbia and Keys steep rocky walls and glaciers punctuate it’s awesome ambience.   Follow us to adventure.  

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Mount Pugh

Aerial footage provided by: http://helicopterrescue.org check them out and donate. Once utilized by load carrying donkeys that packed equipment to the old fire lookout. The trail to the summit of Mount Pugh climbs over a vertical mile unfolding a passageway along the ridge lines of this craggy peak.   Follow us to adventure.  

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McClellan Butte

Hiked and filmed on the day I said goodbye to my grandma made this beautiful fall outing extra special. McClellan Butte is a bit of a misnomer. McClellan Peak or Spire would be more descriptive. This hike is steep sustained and ends with a rocky scramble to the true summit. Revealing dramatic views of Snoqualmie […]

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Mount Dickerman

Mount Dickerman, with it’s smooth well-maintained trail and central location in the Mountain Loop highway offering wrap around views of craggy peaks and volcanoes makes for the perfect peak baggers hike. From the well-marked trail-head on the north side of the parking lot start through the canopy of tall trees steadily climbing through switchbacks along […]

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Best of the NW YouTube Channel

Welcome to the Best of the Northwest. We are a digital resource for finding information on the most loved trails, routes and destinations in the Pacific Northwest. We will be venturing out to Cascade Alpine Lakes, Towering Volcanoes, Craggy Peaks and over the the Salish Sea to the Olympic Peninsula taking you climbing, skiing, hiking, trail […]

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