Three Western Washington Wilderness Hikes you can do throughout the Winter

This week’s early season snowfall across much of Western Washington sure seems to support most predictions that we are in for a real winter this year. You may have grown a little spoiled after some of our recent past winters with their mild temps and low snowfalls. If you’re a seasoned hiker who has spent […]


Classic Hike Threatened with Clear-cut and Trail Closure

Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls perched within the craggy forbidden spires of Mount Index is a hike beloved by thousands of recreationists—and it’s one of my and the late Harvey Manning and Ira Springs 100 Classic Hikes in Washington. What many hikers don’t realize however is that the beginning of this hike is on […]


Independence Day Themed Hikes to set you Free!

Happy Independence Day! Hiking and spending time in the outdoors is a great way to celebrate our nation’s independence. Our parks, forests and preserves are one of the best attributes of our nation (along with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness of course)! Here are eight great Independence Day themed Washington hikes for you […]