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Potty Talk

Blue bags, trenches and trowels mean anything to you?   Have you been to a place where the most pristine alpine lake views were literally spoiled by toilet paper strewn across the landscape willy-nilly? Seen and smelled half dug holes overflowing with human excrement? This is a surefire way to ruin the aesthetic of a […]

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Finding Solitude

Beaches, forests, alpine meadows, and mountain lakes are only a few of the places we search for solitude in the NW. With increasing population density – more are getting out on the trails than ever before. Drive-up access to beaches and campgrounds provide mass access to outdoor spots but also draw the largest crowds especially […]

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Hike Glacier National Park – Montana

Hike The Highline Trail – Glacier National Park Montana Elevation Gain = 1,950′ Elevation Loss = 3,026′ Length Logan to the Loop = 11.8 miles Glacier National Park dubbed “Crown of the Continent” by George Bird Grinnell is one of our National Treasures. Canoe Lake MacDonald, hike the lush Trail of the Cedars to Avalanche […]

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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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Endure the Shoulder Season

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails. It can be difficult to stay motivated, as the days grow darker, wetter and colder. The crisp clear fall days have made way to the dreaded sopping slog shoulder season. Rain in the low-lands hoping the snow is accumulating in the mountains. The wait will […]

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Granite Peak Montana

Reach Granite Peak: the high-point of Montana via a lengthy approach, consistent exposure above 10,000 feet and challenging route finding to the rocky summit. Infamous for it’s temperamental weather we threaded the weather needle, between snow storms and were fortunate to get possibly some of the last best conditions of the season. Trail head – […]

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