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Cloudy Trail along the Kendall Katwalk

Kendall Katwalk: 100 Classic Hike of Washington

If you’re an avid hiker seeking spectacular views in Snoqualmie Pass, you need to hike Kendall Katwalk. Located in the Mount Baker- Snoqualmie National Forest, this is one of my favorite trails for both backpacking and as a day hike.  As one of the 100 Classic Hikes of Washington, Kendall Katwalk promises breathtaking vistas, subalpine …

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Ultimate West Fork Foss Lakes Backpacking Guide

The rugged allure of the West Fork Foss Lakes Trail and the pristine beauty of Big Heart Lake make backpacking in this corner of Washington an adventure worth pursuing. Nestled within the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, the West Fork Foss Trail offers a captivating journey through alpine splendor, enchanting waterfalls, and breathtaking vistas. As a passionate Pacific Northwest hiker, I can confidently say that the West Fork Foss Trail is among the most remarkable trails I have ever hiked.

Chelan Lakeshore Trail to Stehekin Guide by Exploren Borgen

Hiking the Chelan Lakeshore Trail: An Ultimate Backpacking Guide

The Chelan Lakeshore Trail to Stehekin won me over as a favorite backpacking route the moment I stepped off the ferry dock and onto the trail. This 19 mile trail follows Lake Chelan from Prince Creek to Stehekin, Washington with panoramic views of the lake both from the shoreline and from well above. With many different camp options the route options are extensive, but the route I completed for my first backpacking trip of this trail might be hard to beat.

In this Backpacking Guide of the Chelan Lakeshore Trail, I have included information on how to get to the trail, obtain permits, optimum times to complete the trail, my route, alternative routes, and a packing list!

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