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10 Hidden Gems of Washington

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on May 14, 2012 at 10:22 am with No Comments »
May 14, 2012 4:40 pm

The Adventure Guys recently spoke at Pierce College where we gave a presentation on 10 Hidden Gems of Washington. Some of our recommendations were new twists on well known locations (like hiking off trail and retired trails at Mount Rainier) and others areas that don’t get many visitors from Western Washington (like Sullivan Lake in the Northeast corner of the state.)

Here are some resources to get you started if you want to visit these 10 locations:

 

 

1. Cape Flattery

http://www.northolympic.com/capeflatterytrail/

2. Moses Lake

http://www.moses-lake.com/

3. Central Washington

http://www.dnr.wa.gov/RecreationEducation/Topics/HarvestingCollecting/Pages/fossil_collecting.aspx

Stonerose Interpretive Center: http://www.stonerosefossil.org/

4. Rainier off trail

http://www.nps.gov/mora/index.htm

(You should speak with a ranger before any backcountry trip. Also speak with them about off trail travel.)

5. Sullivan Lake and Colville National Forest

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/colville/recreation/recarea/?recid=72092

6. Ross Lake

http://www.nps.gov/noca/index.htm

Ross Lake Resort: http://www.rosslakeresort.com/

7. Upper Columbia

http://farnorthcharters.com

8. South Whidbey Island

http://www.visitlangley.com/

9. Salt Creek Recreation Area

http://www.clallam.net/Parks/SaltCreek.html

10. Washington’s Channeled Scablands

http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/05/13/2140195/glaciers-floods-leave-behind-a.html

Frenchman Coulee: Trip reports from the WTA. http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/frenchman-coulee

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