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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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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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Thunder Mountain Loop

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. No trees were harmed in the making of this video. The last #70 of 70 of my Beyond Mount Si Challenge. Completed the 11.6 Loop hike with a car shuttle. Contribute Follow us to adventure.

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Chiwaukum Traverse

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. Lesser known mountain crossing along a 11 mile ridge that connects Icicle Creek by Leavenworth to Highway 2. Contribute Follow us to adventure.

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