Skagit River Loop (WA)
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Skagit River Loop (WA)

This is one of the ultimate, excuse-free national-park hikes. Rain? Wind? Snow? Tree cover, baby. Too long? You’ve logged more mileage shopping at Cosco; here, you don’t dodge…

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Crystal Lakes (WA)
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Crystal Lakes (WA)

A trip with almost constant ascent to a pair of beautiful alpine lakes, ringed by peaks. Along the way are views of Mount Rainier. The last mile or…

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On Rating Hikes
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On Rating Hikes

Above: No one said anything about snow on July 31 in Mount Rainier National Park! I am a journalist, so I am accustomed to researching the bejeebers out…

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Lakes Loop Trail (WA)
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Lakes Loop Trail (WA)

A lot of my favorite places in Mount Rainier National Park – Reflection Lakes, Faraway Rock, Mazama Ridge, Paradise River, and more – all jammed into one stroll.…

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Kautz Creek to Indian Henry’s (WA)
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Kautz Creek to Indian Henry’s (WA)

This is one of those glad-I-went-there, destination hikes, requiring effort for the payoff. The Indian Henry Download This site does not support embedded trip maps. View the trip…

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Naches Peak Loop (WA)
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Naches Peak Loop (WA)

This is a great hike for any time of the year for the views of Mount Rainier, but you must try it during wildflower season. The Naches Peak…

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