American Trail Etiquette

On June 30th I went on a hike to Upper Wildcat Lake (UWC) via the Snow Lake Trail Head in Washington’s Snoqualmie Pass region.  It’s a beautiful 8-mile hike to a backcountry lake that’s rarely visited, but the first two miles are a super highway to the extremely popular Snow Lake.  Snow Lake pulls locals and tourists alike because of its relative easy and huge visual reward.  My June 30th hike in wasn’t terrible—maybe a dozen or so folks out on the trail as I made my way in. Continue reading “American Trail Etiquette”

Hoh River Trail, WA

Be blown away, turn after turn, at the magic that is the Hoh. Year round, this low elevation trail makes a great beginner backpacking trip full of wildlife and huge views of the Hoh River valley.

Grab a permit on your way in at the Wilderness Information Center (WIC) in Port Angeles or at the Quinault USFS/NFS Recreation Information center before parking at the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center and use the wash station and rest room before you head out on the trail. Continue reading “Hoh River Trail, WA”