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Washington

The Evergreen State is home to incredible diversity: the Olympics, Mount Rainier, Mount St Helens, North Cascades, a beautiful, rugged coastline and the arid deserts.

Trip Reports

Ghost Tales and History at Cape Disappointment

Cape Disappointment State Park on Washington's southwest coast can keep you busy for days! It's home to endless beaches, a fantastic interpretive center, two lighthouses, and Civil War era batteries and bunkers. You can even jump into nearby Long Beach for ghost tales!…

January 2, 2020
Trip Reports

Backpacking the Pasayten’s Hidden Lakes

In 2017 the Hidden Lakes area of the central Pasayten was badly burned by fire. 3 days backpacking here made me realize there is immense beauty in devastation and that nature is extraordinarily resilient. …

November 19, 2019
Trip Guides

Washington State Lake Hiking Challenges

Exploring alpine lakes is perfect for summer or when higher peaks are snowed in. Check off one or more of these four lake lists and if you're a Mountaineers member, you can earn some cool awards! …

March 7, 2019
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Washington State Hiking and Mountaineering Challenges

Need a fun way to challenge yourself this year? Consider tackling one or more of these 8 Washington State Peak Lists. Some can be completed in a season and others might take your whole life, but whether you're a hiker, scrambler, or mountaineer, each…

March 7, 2019
Fire Lookouts Trip Reports

Fastpacking Miner’s Ridge

An incredible 30+ mile ultralight overnight to Miner's Ridge Lookout, deep in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. This was lookout #46 for me and I enjoyed not only surprising solitude, but one of the most fantastic mountain sunrises I've ever seen!…

June 29, 2018
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Exploring Eastern Washington Coulee Country

With its plentiful blue skies, sunshine, and warm temps, Eastern Washington's Coulee Country offers a fantastic spring reprieve from Western Washington's drizzle as well as some of the state's most amazing geological wonders! The earth's once largest waterfall? A soapy lake similar in alkalinity…

April 6, 2018