One Day Wilderness: Lookout Mountain

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The view from Lookout Mountain in the quiet Badger Creek Wilderness is simply amazing. To the south, you can see down to the Sisters and to the north Mt. Rainier’s icy cone stands high above it all. Take Hwy 26 to 35 to a right turn on Dulfur Mill Rd. and follow it to a […]

Weekend Gem- The Quartz Loop

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Need a little break from the crowds or a little bit of solitude? Well, the Dark Divide is the answer, with miles of lonely old growth forests and quiet ridge lines abound. Over the last couple of years, I have been exploring this wilderness area’s trails and discovered abundant wildlife, huckleberry fields and marvelous views […]

One Day Wilderness-June Lake and Loowit

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

June Lake is one of the easiest and most rewarding hikes I know about in the Mt. St Helens area. Take I-5 north to exit 21, Woodlawn and make a right to the lovely town of Cougar. Turn left on paved road 83 and then a left at the June Lake sign, the whole trip […]