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McKenzie River Pass Full Day Ride

Sisters, Oregon

The 38 mile McKenzie Pass ride is without a doubt the most spectacular bike ride in the entire state of Oregon.

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Hike to Upper Palisades Lake

Ashford, Washington

Park at the Sunrise Point parking lot and find the Palisades Trail at the northeast corner of the parking lot.

275 Saves

Hike the Musical Bumps Trail

Whistler, Canada

The Musical Bumps are a series of rolling summits starting from Whistler Mountain that stretch over to Fissile and the Spearhead Range.

139 Saves

Hiking to Wedgemount Lake

Whistler, Canada

Just a little ways past Whistler BC Canada, you'll find a steep mountain trail leading to one of the true gems of Garibaldi Provincial Park and the Sea to Sky area: Wedgemount Lake.

268 Saves

Hike to Joffre Lakes

Squamish-Lillooet C, Canada

Joffre Lakes is a well loved destination, and for good reason: it is absolutely stunning.

337 Saves

Backpack to Panorama Ridge

Whistler, Canada

Take the Sea to Sky Highway (HWY 99) north from Vancouver up towards Whistler. Turn off the highway about 30 minutes before Whistler Village onto Daisy Lake Road.

612 Saves

Hiking Golden Ears Trail

Maple Ridge, Canada

Golden Ears is well known to those in the Lower Mainland. After staring at the jagged 'ears' from all angle, I finally got to see them up close and in-person. The West Canyon Trail is a gentle 5.

221 Saves

Scramble Up Mt. Garibaldi

Squamish-Lillooet, Canada

Duration: 2 Days Closed Gate (described below): 49.831834, -123.088424 Camp Ground: 49.855926, -123.016797 Driving north from Vancouver along the Sea to Sky Highway (HWY 99) pass through Squamish.

189 Saves

Backpack to Lake Lovely Water

Squamish, Canada

This adventure is one of the best kept secrets in the Whistler area, let alone, British Columbia. The trailhead for Lake Lovely Water is located on the west side of the Squamish River.

621 Saves

Climb Three Corner Rock

Stevenson, Washington

Begin the short hike to Three Corner Rock by heading south on the Pacific Crest Trail from its crossing of Road CG 2090. After a steady 1.

278 Saves

Hike to Hawk Creek Cave

Davenport, Washington

The ancient rock walls, cave, and falls of Hawk Creek provide an unreal day hike experience! The best time to hike to Hawk Creek cave is early spring/summer before the water level of Lake Roosevelt .

447 Saves

Hike to Blue Lake, WA

Winthrop, Washington

Blue Lake is a fantastic alpine lake along a moderate trail in the sawtooth North Cascades, featuring views of some of the most impressive peaks in the range. A 4.

198 Saves

Backpack Indian Heaven to Blue Lake

Skamania County, Washington

Crowds and mosquitoes were nonexistent as we went a bit early in the season. The trails were all covered in snow, but we were able to do some way finding with a GPS and topo map. 3.

453 Saves

Hike to Aasgard Pass

Leavenworth, Washington

“These fleetingly rare sights offer a recipe for what I call ‘the Quest.’ The Quest is the force that motivates us to travel. It’s putting oneself in the perfect place at the perfect time.

355 Saves

Winter Backpack in the Mt. Baker Backcountry

Deming, Washington

Arrive at the upper ski resort parking lot (approx. 4300 feet elev.) and snowshoe, skin, or split board up.

145 Saves

Snowshoe to Snow Lake

Leavenworth, Washington

Summer is a great time to visit Snow Lake, but you will miss out on the true beauty of the area and the reason for its namesake.

248 Saves

Climb Mt. Shuksan via The Fisher Chimneys

Deming, Washington

Out of all of the ruggedly beautiful, non-volcanic mountains in the Pacific Northwest, Mt. Shuksan is the center piece. Rising to a height of 9,131 feet, Mt.

107 Saves

Explore Palouse Falls

LaCrosse, Washington

Back in early 2014, a group of fifth-graders from nearby Washtucna, Washington were able to convince the governor to name Palouse Falls the official State Waterfall.

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