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Searching for Solitude at Snow Lake

Searching for Solitude at Snow Lake

Snow Lake is one of the most popular hikes in all of Washington, and definitely the most popular to visit in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. It’s been on my list for a while now, but the reports of thick crowds always kept me away. However, on the slow, quiet first of November, we decided it would be a good idea to hike this one, while everybody else nursed their Halloween hangovers. Our idea was actually pretty good, because we were granted with a good amount of solitude. There were maybe 20 cars in the vast upper parking lot when we arrived, which still felt like a lot to me, and more cars were parking as we put on our boots and slung our backpacks over our shoulders.

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November 29, 2014 0 comments Read More
Backpacking the Foss River Valley

Backpacking the Foss River Valley

This August, after trying for weeks and weeks to plan a trip with our friend and coworker, Roman, we finally nailed down a weekend. We set off after work on Friday for the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, just outside of Skykomish, WA and when we arrived at the trailhead at about 8:45, it was already dark in the forest. It took us a long time to find the trailhead from the road. The mountain road forked numerous times, and the map was hard to read, and Roman may or may not have led us astray once or twice. But, we all made it in one piece, donned our headlamps, and hiked off into the darkness.

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December 29, 2013 1 comment Read More