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The Goat Rocks

The Goat Rocks

July 15, 2015

The Goat Rocks Wilderness is an amazing island of rugged alpine peaks in south central Washington State, about 3hrs drive from either Seattle or Portland. There are a bunch of forest roads in the area. Get a guide book, or check with the ranger station in Packwood for detailed directions.

Sand Lake Shelter

Sand Lake Shelter

February 22, 2014

Sand Lake is a few miles north of White Pass, along the Pacific Crest Trail. The trailhead is about 1/2 mile east of the Kraker Barrel store at the pass. The shelter may a little hard to find if you haven't been there before. It's behind some trees and not immediately visible from the trail.
You'll need...

Mt. Adams

Mt. Adams

April 29, 2010

Mt. Adams is in south central Washington State. The south climb route starts just north of the town of Trout Lake, WA. There are other access points to the mountain from the west and north... the east side of the mountain is in the Yakima Indian reservation - you'll need their permission to visit that area....

Packwood Lake

Packwood Lake

March 05, 2005

Packwood Lake is located immediately south of the town of Packwood, WA, along the edge of the Goat Rocks Wilderness. A 4 mile hiking trail leads to the lake. The trail connects to the larger trail system in the Goat Rocks Wilderness, so longer trips are possible.
The south part of the lakeshore is not...

Indian Heaven Wilderness

Indian Heaven Wilderness

April 29, 2010

The Indian Heaven Wilderness is located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The most popular access points are along Forest Service road #24, just north of the wilderness. A numer of other trailheads also dot the periphery of the wilderness.
This pleasant hiking/backpacking area is relatively snow...

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