Tagged: day hike

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Mowich Lake to Spray Falls and Eunice Lake

Sometimes it’s the journey, sometimes it’s the destination. And sometimes it’s not the destination you were shooting for. We started out with plans to start at Mowich Lake and head up to Tolmie Lookout (I talk briefly about my first...

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Upper Big Quilcene to Marmot Pass

Today was a workout… We started at the Upper Big Quilcene trailhead and hiked just a bit shy of 6 miles up to Marmot Pass, gaining a little over 500 feet of elevation every mile. It’s not the steepest trek...

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Goldmyer Hot Springs

A small group of us had been planning this for a couple months, and lucked out weather wise. We did about a 4 mile trek along an old forest road that follows the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River to an area...

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Sherman Creek & Lost Valley Trail

We hit a local favorite today, Capitol State Forest. We needed something nearby because of evening plans, so it’s great having this area with it’s variety of trails so close to home. We did a loop that took us along...

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Guillemot Cove & Stump House

This was a short hike, we looped around some trails at Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve, which includes the “Stump House”, a bit of a “house” carved out of an old cedar trunk. It’s rumored the Stump House was once used...

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Mt St. Helens – Coldwater Lake

On today’s trip, we headed down to Mt. St Helens. We had hoped to hike the Boundary Trail from the Johnston Ridge Observatory down to Hummocks Trailhead, but the cloud level was just way to low. Instead, we went down...

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Surprise Lake & Clipper Mine

On this hike, we did the fairly short trek (just over 5 miles round trip) up to Surprise Lake, located off an old logging road just across the Carbon River from Mt Rainier National Park. Near Old Baldy Mountain, it’s...

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Point Defiance Beach

I’ve done Point Defiance before.. you can watch the previous video if you want to see it… but this time we took a different route. Instead of being up on the trails, we timed things with a low tide and...

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Umtanum Creek

We wandered over to the other side of the mountains today… the Yakima River area, specifically along Umtanum Creek. The climate on the East side of the Cascades is very different than on the West, more arid, much warmer, and...

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Deception Pass

Deception Pass, an area that got it’s name from Captain George Vancouver in 1792, was today’s destination. The trip ended up a couple miles shorter than the originally planned 9 miles because we just got too swept up in all...