Washington Camping: Ten Great Campgrounds
Looking for the best places to camp? These campgrounds in national parks, state parks and national forests will get you sleeping under the stars.
Boasting views of massive Cascade volcanoes, constellations of wildflowers, and an embarrassment of huckleberries, the Juniper Ridge Trail offers an excellent opportunity for a backpacking trip, complete with views or shorter day hikes from the ridge.
Ten Hikes to Try Fourth of July Week
From family-friendly strolls to some substantial elevation gain, we've compiled a list of ten hikes all over the state to try the first week of July.
The Enchantments are a group of lakes surrounded by hiking trails and mountain goats
The Enchantment Lakes is a high alpine basin full of lakes, larch, mountain goats, and fantastically stark granite that is considered by many to be the best hike in the state. Generally-speaking, there are two ways to approach this area. The traditional way is to approach from the Snow Lakes trailhead about 4 miles outside of Leavenworth on Icicle Creek road (trail 1553). From the trailhead, you have roughly 10 miles and 6000 feet of elevation gain before you reach the bottom of the…
What to See & Do in Olympic Park, Washington
In Washington's Olympic National Park, explore the rainforest, hot springs, beach, and more with our wilderness-made-easy guide.
Mount Rainier National Park
Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning six major rivers. Subalpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes. Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems. A lifetime of discovery awaits. In the early 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corp constructed fire lookouts throughout the park…
AllTrails: Trail Guides & Maps for Hiking, Camping, and Running | AllTrails
Blanca Lake (Index, WA): The rugged cliffs of Columbia, Monte Cristo, and Kyes Peaks above, the white mass of the Columbia Glacier in the upper trough, and the deep waters of ice-fed Blanca Lake filling the lower cirque make this a formidably popular day hike. Not so for backpacking—though new campsites have been hewn in the outlet area, the space is still too cramped to be recommended.
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Section J - Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass - East
I planned to do this trip 10 years ago, light and fast over a weekend. Finally it was time to make it happen... but having 10 years go by, I thought a nice long weekend would be a better proposition. ...
Oh-han-ə-pi-kosh - Standing At The Edge
Camera: Holga 120WPC Film: Kodak Ektar 100 Exposure Time: 15 seconds Location: Silver Falls Trail - Mount Rainier National Park, Washington State Part 5 of 5 in a weeklong series of images made on my recent solo camping trip to The Mountain, because a place this grand takes more than one picture to portray. Ohanapecosh is located in the southest corner of Mount Rainier National Park and is named for a Taidnapam (Upper Cowlitz) Indian habitation site along the river. The term is believed to…