Within Washington State, U.S. Route 2 (US 2) connects the state’s western and eastern regions as a part of the state and the national highway systems. ~Wikipedia
Haystack Mountain offers expansive views of the Skykomish River Valley when the weather is fair.
Surprise Lake and Glacier Lake in Alpine Lakes Wilderness have long been a hikers' favorite.
Jack Ridge borders the western edge of The Enchantments. It also meets the massive Stuart Range on the southern end.
Nasikelt Peak and Lumiere Ridge were perfect for finding solitude among the list of must-haves.
After yesterday's short trip, today, we visited Catkin Peak and McCall Mountain by Dirtyface Mountain.
This morning, it took three tries to settle on a hike. Then it was back to Plain to explore Bee Sting Hill.
Yesterday’s late trip didn’t leave much time to explore. So today, we started early on Beaver Hill.
While most people were opening up presents, the pups and I checked out Heybrook Lookout.
The yellow pup and I visited the neighboring Sopwith Camel Mountain last spring in the sunshine.
It had been nearly a decade since the black pup and I went up to the Icicle Ridge Lookout.
The reopening of Road 63 to the Blanca Lake Trailhead gave us the chance to explore Goblin mountain.
Bearcat Ridge was on the list last summer before the hot weather forced a change in plans.
Snowgrass Mountain is one of the few remaining peaks on my bucket list doable in one long day.
While many scrambles involve some road walk or trail hike or both, Bald Eagle Peak had neither.
Now that the Stevens Pass area was a ghost town, it was an even better time to visit.
The pup and I visited Cascade Mountain's northern neighbor for a view do-over.