Rainy Lake (WA)
One day you’ll tell a friend, “I just took the best hike.” When you divulge the location (Rainy Lake), she or he will respond, “That’s no hike. You can take a walk like that anywhere in the city.” Don’t back down. This is a hike….
Cuckoo Over Owls
It once roosted in a thicket the size of a two-car garage, amidst wetlands and diked agricultural fields near Stanwood, Washington. The brush was so thick, the Long-Eared Owl must have felt unassailable. Long-barreled photographic devices proliferated and trained at it like arms in a…
Bench & Snow Lakes (WA)
This down-and-back has a lot of what the average hiker might look for — enough up and down for aerobic challenges but not too strenuous for children and the creaky kneed, nice wildflowers and foliage, a couple of good payoff lake destinations, and breath-taking views…