Hike, Ski, Snowshoe, Soak, Volunteer: A Washington Week in Trip Reports
You might think that rain, fresh snow and freezing temps might have kept folks inside last week. Not in Washington. From backcountry hotsprings to eagle watching and first tracks on a Mount Baker trail, check out the week in photos.
You might think that rain, fresh snow and freezing temps might have kept folks inside last week. Not in Washington. From trail volunteers reinforcing trails at Sharpe Park to a group of hardy Cascadians walking the winter ridges outside Yakima, Washingtonians hit the trails and reported back about their adventures (along with some vital beta of roads, trails and avalanche conditions).
Check out a few of the trip reports from last week below, browse all of them and file your own.
Wildlife spotting at Padilla Bay
Geezerhiker spotted otters and magnificent birds in his recent trip to Padilla Bay. He also has some good advice for checking tides before you plan a visit.
First tracks on trail
Trip reporter TrueNorth went seeking solitude (and stunning views) at Lake Angeles. Trip reporter/snowshoer mbravenboer also added 7 miles of a road walk to discover Minotaur Lake with powder to spare.
Hike to a hot spring
Cliff birdsall beat the cold with a hike into Goldmeyer Hot Springs. Check out his advice about planning your own hike into this privately owned backcountry hot springs resort.
Hike, skin and ski Heliotrope
Bobby Marko, his pup Latigo and friends overnighted at the trailhead and awoke to fresh snow. After checking their avalanche equipment, they joined other snowshoers and skiiers playing in the new snow at the foot of Coleman Glacier.
Lost a hat on West Tiger 3
After a nice hike up snow-dusted West Tiger 3, Balgal lost a beloved hat. If you happened to pick it up, help get it back to her via her trip report.