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Ultimate Guide To Diablo Lake Trail in Washington For 2021

The intense color is due to the surrounding glaciers which grind rocks into a fine powder which is then carried via creeks to the lake. That fine powder, known as glacier flour, is suspended in the water, giving the lake its unique color. Diablo Lake Trail History The first European settlers to the area came … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Cascade Pass Trail in Washington For 2021

Before you even find the trailhead, the amazing views begin. Cascade River Road runs along with massive old-growth forests on your way to the circular parking lot with the towering presence of Johannesburg Mountain looming at over 4,000 feet overhead. Cascade Pass Trail History In 1858 the Cascade Pass Trail was used by gold miners … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Burroughs Mountain Trail Washington, 2021

This hike takes you through high alpine tundra-like terrain while providing dramatic views of Washington’s largest volcano. Located above the tree line, this trail has astonishing vistas in all directions. It’s a short hike with a lot of rewarding views. Burroughs Mountain Trail History He is best remembered for his influence on the modern conservation … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Fourth of July Pass in Washington For 2021

The Thunder Creek access also goes through the forest but has some stunning mountain views as well. Both trails are rated moderately strenuous. In this article, we will be accessing the Fourth of July pass via the Thunder Creek trail. It is a 10.5 mile round-trip day hike with a 2300’ gain in elevation. The … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Hidden Lake Trail in Washington For 2021

Hidden Lake Trail is a popular day-hike but makes a nice overnight backpack trip as well. Starting in a cool, deep forest, the hiker soon finds themself in a huge meadow filled with wildflowers. Continuing on, the trail becomes rocky and a bit more difficult before it ends at the pinnacle, complete with a historic … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Olympic National Park For 2021

Olympic National Park stretches over nearly one million acres on the Olympic Peninsula in the State of Washington. It is defined by its diversity as it features three distinct ecosystems, which are temperate rainforest, subalpine forest and wildflower meadow, and Pacific Coast. Besides having a damp and tremendously beautiful temperate rainforest region on the west … Read more

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The Ultimate Guide to North Cascades National Park For 2021

A stone’s throw away from Seattle, the ecological heart of the Cascades beckons. North Cascades National Park is wilder and more extensive than its Washington cousins. Set between damp conditions in the west and recurring fires in the east, the Park is an alpine landscape reeling from Earth’s changing climate. It stars jagged peaks crowned … Read more

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Ultimate Guide to Mount Rainier National Park 2021

Mount Rainier National Park is an impressive 369 miles of mountain ecosystem that offers a unique balance of summer splendor and winter wonder. It is located in west-central Washington, 35 miles southeast of Tacoma, and 30 miles northeast of Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. The park’s most prominent feature is Mount Rainer, which ascends … Read more

Ultimate Guide To Sol Duc Falls Trail in Washington For 2021

The falls are found at the end of a moderate 0.8-mile hike through an old-growth forest to a bridge spanning the three to four-prong waterfalls. This scenic falls is the most photographed waterfall in the park. During the hike, you will pass over a few spring-fed and snow-fed creeks along the way. At the end … Read more