Beckler Peak

Short steep hike to an outstanding view of the Wild Sky Wilderness

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Boulder Glacier – Mt Baker

A tough route with an incredible view

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Slate Mountain

A couple mile walk with a short ascent and some excellent views

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Mailbox Peak

Old Mailbox Peak trail was the stuff of legend

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Lake Valhalla Snowshoe

Easy approach to a tough cross country route

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Enchantment Peak

Worth the climb if you are going for the Bulger Peaks

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Mount Stuart – Cascadian Couloir

Excellent scramble challenge for a long day out.

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Lost Lake

A tough challenge for the entire loop. Plenty of options for shorter routes.

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Crater Lake West Rim

A laid back snowshoe along the West Rim of Oregon's Crater Lake

Big Four Ice Caves Snowshoe

Big Four Ice Caves is often overlooked as a snowshoe destination.

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Mount Ngāuruhoe

There is nothing like standing on top of Mount Doom

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Heather Jock Hut

One of the least interesting hikes ever. Very epic place to sleep and watch the sunset.

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Mount John Walkway

One of the prettiest man made Glacier fed lakes in the world...I think....

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Milford Track

The most famous of New Zealand's Great Walks

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Sauk Mountain

Having only one steep hill to conquer makes Sauk mountain trail a good summit for most fit hikers. That one hill is a challenge though.

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Lake Ingalls

Epic view of Mount Stuart. Larches in Fall.

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Roland Point – Ross Lake

Short boat trip to a secluded camp on Ross lake

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Sauk Mountain (Winter)

Very steep and challenging as a winter ascent

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Star, Courtney and Oval Peaks

The trail to these peaks is a nightmare of blow downs

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North Gardner and Gardner

Long approach, short scramble but a lot of solitude out of season

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Hoodoo Peak

The views are mind blowing and worth the walk for any avid hiker

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Windy Peak

Windy peak. The most remote bulger known to man...

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Mount Adams – Spring

Can you make it past Pikers Peak?

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Mount Dickerman

Mount Dickerman is a classic in Washington

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Big Four Mountain

Very Very Tough Climb

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Mount Ellinor

Famous not for the summit but the glissade down

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Mount Index – Hourglass Gulley

The hourglass gulley route is as steep as Index peak looks.

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Lion King Rock

A brief high altitude hike to a beautiful lookout over the tail end of the Himalaya Mountains

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Little City Of Rocks

Great destination if you are looking for a solid day out with a ton of scrambling and climbing opportunities

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Craters Of The Moon

An excellent destination for some history and few short hikes

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Wallace Falls

If you don't mind a crowd, its worth it.

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Teddy Bear Cove

Easy hike down to a small beach. Come for low tide and tide pools

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Skyline Divide

Skyline divide is a great winter hike. Summer wildflowers are supposed to be better

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Rosario Beach

Looking for one of the best views that Deception Pass has to offer?

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Perry Creek Falls

Perry Creek Falls is an excellent alternative to many of the area hikes. Far less crowded

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Park Butte Lookout

Park Butte Fire Lookout is a classic if you can handle light scrambling

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Oyster Dome

One of Bellingham's very best sights

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Mount Si

There is a small scramble section at the top that's fun

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Mount Pilchuck

Do not expect to be alone even in winter.

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Mount Muller

Long loop over a small mountain top and along a ridge

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Madrone Crest

A well-marked easy day out.

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Lake Twenty Two

One of the most popular hikes along Mountain Loop Highway. Get there early for parking

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Lake Ann

One of the best views of the Fischer Chimney's

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Heybrook Lookout Tower

One of the easiest hikes along US2

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Hannegan Pass

Come in early summer so your hike is filled with wildflowers.

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Greider Lakes

A straightforward day hike with a moderate amount of elevation gain

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Granite Mountain

There isn't much to distract from the pain

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West Goat Mountain

Not really a winter ascent type of mountain. Try in the summer

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Monte Cristo Ghost Town

An easy walk up a dirt road to one of Washington's most famous scenes of past prosperity

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Goat Lake

Very busy on weekends. Come on a weekday for solitude

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Fort Casey State Park

Explore an old military base, hike, and see the beach.

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Easy Pass

An excellent day hike destination most ages should be able to enjoy.

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Dirty Harry’s Peak

Just as difficult as it's neighbors like Mailbox and Washington with less views

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Excelsior Peak

The hike is tough but the reward is high.

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Church Mountain

Church Mountain trail is one of the most popular hikes along Mount Baker Highway

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Cedar Lake

One of the many easy hikes in the Chuckanut mountains

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Lake Serene

One of the toughest and prettiest hikes along Washington's US2

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Bridal Veil Falls

An easier hike than lake Serene but an equally desirable destination

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Boulder River Falls

Boulder River Trail is an easy day out for the whole family

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Bandera Mountain

A worthy goal despite being overshadowed by its neighbors like mailbox peak

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Alger Alp

Just an easy trail to a beautiful lookout spot.

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White Pass Pilot Ridge Loop

White Pass Pilot Ridge loop is one of the prettiest backpacking trips I've done.

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Whittier Ridge Loop

Whittier Ridge loop is a great mixed trail in South Washington

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PCT Section J

A difficult 16000 feet of elevation gain going south to north.

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White River Boulder Basin

The hike of Boulder Basin above the White River Trail gives you the feeling of being away from it all.

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Gothic Basin

The hike to Gothic Basin is long and steep.

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Foss Lakes Loop

The Foss Lakes-Necklace Valley Loop is an off-trail backpacking route

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lake kelcema snowshoe

Lake Kelcema is an easy snowshoe near big four ice caves

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Denny Creek Snowshoe

Denny Creek is a moderate snowshoe along Interstate 90.

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Artist Point Snowshoe

The view at Artist Point is hard to beat, especially in winter.

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Heliotrope Ridge Snowshoe

Heliotrope ridge makes for an excellent snowshoe once the road is partially open.

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Mount Saint Helens – Worm Flows

Standard winter approach. Easy as they come for a big peak but steep.

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Mount Rainier Emmons Glacier (Solo)

Climbing the Emmons glacier solo was an experience to last a lifetime

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Mount Rainier Emmons Glacier

The Emmons route is tough. One of the toughest Washington has to offer

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Mount Baker Easton Glacier

The Easton is the near twin of the Coleman Deming Route on Mt Baker

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Mount Adams South Climb

One of the "easier" volcanoe summit routes in Washington

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Glacier Peak DC Route

Getting to glacier peak is 75% of the battle.

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Eldorado Peak

Eldorado Peak is known as the queen of the cascade river.

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Mount Whitney

Mount Whitney is a must for every hiker at least once.

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Mount Shasta – Avalanche Gulch

With 7300 feet of elevation gain it makes for a good challenge

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Mt. Hood – Leuthold Couloir

Leuthold Couloir is the next step up from the pearly gates

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Mount Hood – Pearly Gates

The Pearly Gates Route on Mt Hood is considered the standard approach.

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Mount Jefferson

Climbing Mt Jefferson is no joke. People die yearly, be careful up there

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South Sister

A well-cut low-grade climb on a lot of scree and snow.

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Broken Top

Most of it is easy, until the last 200 feet.

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Borah Peak (Mount Borah)

Chicken out ridge lived up to it's name.

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White Chuck Mountain

he trail is short, scrambling is straightforward. Drive to the peak is awful

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Vesper Peak and Lake Elan

onditions can vary from waist-deep snow to fields of loose rock depending on the season.

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Three Fingers

Three Fingers lookout will take some determination to get to.

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Silvertip Peak

Silvertip is a mountain seen by many but climbed by few.

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Switchback, Martin, Bigelow, Libby, Raven

I would suggest taking more than one day...

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North Twin Sister

The trick is staying on the correct route

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Mount Stickney

A fun challenging climb with a lot of solitude

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Mount Pugh

he route might test your limits.

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Mount Forgotten

Mount Forgotten is a hidden peak along Mountain Loop Highway.

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Mount Angeles

A challenging snowshoe in winter. Summer (might?) be easier.

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Merchant Peak

Merchant peak is a rough climb to say the least.

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McClellan and Little Annapurna

Two beautiful summits in one day, round trip on Aasgard pass. 'Nough said...

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Kyes Peak

Climbing Kyes Peak via its south ridge is a monster take on in a single day.

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Katsuk and Mesachie

The climb of Katsuk and Mesachie requires a walk down ragged ridge

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Jumbo Mountain

Jumbo Mountain might be short but it will test navigation skill.

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Hidden Lake Peaks North

The trail for Hidden lake Peaks has multiple options for every adventurer.

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Gunn Peak

Gunn Peak is the tallest of the Wild Sky Wilderness peaks.

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Tower Mountain and Golden Horn

Make Tower and Golden Horn a two day expedition. Your legs will thank you.

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Del Campo

It is easy to attain if you follow the right route.

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Columbia Peak

Columbia Peak is an arduous route with some serious scrambling

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Colchuck and Dragontail

Climbing both in one day makes an epic double summit.

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Cashmere Mountain

If you can get the permits, make it two days.

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Cardinal, Emerald and Saska

Expect a lot of work with a huge payoff.

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Cannon Mountain

Cannon Mountain is one of the least interesting of the Bulgers.

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Cadet Peak

The climb of Cadet Peak mostly requires physical stamina

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Black Peak

Prepare for the final ridge walk, its a doozy.

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Big and West Craggy

Big Craggy and West Craggy are a challenging one day adventure.

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Baring Mountain

Be ready to grind it out. The first hill might kill your spirits

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Abernathy Peak

Many call Abernathy peak the easiest of the Bulger Peaks. So far, I Agree...

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Argonaut Peak

That final scramble is...intense

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