John Sunich Explorer

  • Hike Bearhead Mountain

    Formerly the site of an old fire lookout, Bearhead Mountain located in the Clearwater Wilderness, provides great unobstructed views of the north side of Mount Rainier, Little Tahoma, and many other surrounding Cascade mountain peaks. In the summer...

    6 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Explore Cape Flattery and Hobuck Beach

    Cape Flattery, the most northwesterly point of the lower contiguous 48 states is accessed via an easy trail which includes many board walks and sets of stairs. Maintained by the Makah Tribe of Indains, the trail provides spectacular views of the ...

  • Hike and Fish the Tatoosh Lakes

    Located just south of Mountain Rainier National Park, Tatoosh Lakes and Tatoosh Wilderness area are a great hiking destination to find scenic views, wildflowers, wildlife, and two beautiful alpine lakes.Tatoosh Trail #161 does not waste any time g...

    7 miles

  • Backpack to Remmel Mtn. & Four Point Lake

    Remmel Mountain (8685 ft), the former site of a fire lookout, is a massive pile of granite and a wonderful destination for panoramic views of the rugged Pasayten Wilderness. The mountain itself can be accessed from several trailheads and although...

  • Whitewater Raft the Green River Gorge

    The Green River Gorge is one of the best whitewater options within an hour of the Seattle area. This beautiful scenic rocky gorge offers 14 miles of class III-IV whitewater and lots of great play spots for rafters and kayakers. This section of riv...

  • Float the Wild and Scenic Owyhee River

    OverviewLocated in remote southeastern Oregon the Owyhee River offers an off the grid adventure through the high desert that you will not soon forget.  The 50 mile section of river from Rome to Birch Creek is usually boated between March and June ...

    49.5 miles -900 ft gain

  • Photograph the Elusive Beehive Geyser

    Located in the Upper Geyser Basin along the banks of the Firehole River is the world famous Old Faithful geyser which is typically seen as a "must do" on any trip to Yellowstone National Park.  While at the famous geyser a small portion of visitor...

    0.1 miles

  • Backpack to Cathedral Lakes and Amphitheater Mountain

    Located in the Pasayten Wilderness and surrounded by Amphitheater Mountain and Cathedral Peak, Cathedral Lakes are a great destination for a multi-day backpacking trip. The shortest route to get Cathedral Lakes (not coming from Canada) is roughly ...

    45 miles

  • Hike the Similkameen Trail

    The Similkameen Trail is a short section of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail(PNT) as it heads west from the the town of Oroville, WA following an old railroad grade in the heart of the Okanagan.From the trailhead in town you'll head wes...

    9.7 miles 35 ft gain

  • Whitewater Raft the Main Salmon River

    The section of the Salmon River between Corn Creek and Carey Creek, known as the "Main" among boaters, flows through the second deepest canyon on the continent (only Hells Canyon is deeper).  The Main is one of the best all around river trips in t...

    80 miles -1000 ft gain

  • Whitewater Raft the Gates of Lodore in Dinosaur National Monument

    Starting from the Lodore Ranger Station in Colorado the trip begins as a mild float before the Green River abruptly cuts through the Uinta Mountains in an area named The Gates of Lodore.  From there the gradient of the river increases as the impos...

    46 miles

  • Hike Leadbetter Point State Park

    Located off the beaten path at the northern end of the Long Beach Peninsula, Leadbetter Point State Park is great year around destination to explore in Southwest Washington. Within the park there is ample opportunity to watch huge Pacific Ocean wa...

    7 miles

  • Hike and Fly-Fish Jone's Hole Creek

    Starting from the Jone's Hole National Fish Hatchery the trail follows spring fed Jone's Hole Creek 4 miles to its confluence with the Green River. Along the trail you will be treated to scenic views of the desert canyon, wildlife such as bighorn ...

    8 miles

  • Whitewater Raft the Selway River

    The Selway is one of the original eight Wild and Scenic Rivers designated in 1968.  This section of water is run by both private boaters as well as commercial outfitters, and is regulated by a strict permit system that only allows one group to lau...

    47 miles -1128 ft gain

  • Hike the Upper Foothills Trail along the Carbon River

    The upper Foothills Trail from the Fairfax Bridge to Manley Moore can be hiked starting from either end as an "out and back" hike or a "point to point" by shuttling with two vehicles.  Starting from the upper end of the trail you begin by walking ...

    10 miles 30 ft gain

  • Relax at Tahoe's Chimney Beach

    Located on the East Bank of Lake Tahoe along Highway 28, Chimney Beach is a great alternative to the more popular and heavily used beaches which can be quite a challenge to gain access due to the parking limitations during the busy summer months a...

    2.2 miles

  • Float Down the Sauk River

    The Sauk River is one the most beautiful rivers to boat in Washington with spectacular mountain views, an undeveloped forested river corridor, and continuous intermediate class III whitewater.   To top it off its easily completed as a day trip fro...

    11 miles

  • Raft the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River

    The Wild and Scenic Clackamas River above the North Fork Reservoir is a great destination for paddlers and only about an hour drive from downtown Portland. This popular 13.5 mile section of river lies within the Mt. Hood National Forest and offers...

  • Hike to Greenwater Lakes

    Following along the Greenwater River, family friendly Greenwater lakes Trail #1176 which has minimal elevation gain, winds through a lush green mossy old growth forest.  Along the trail you will cross over several log bridges and pass a couple of ...

    4.5 miles 900 ft gain

  • Soak in Shepherd Hot Springs

    Located a short distance from US 395 near Mammoth/Yosemite Airport, Shepherd Hot Spring provides a great opportunity to relax while taking in spectacular views of the Eastern Sierras and surrounding area.After a hard day on the slopes or long day ...

  • Hike to Little Lakes Valley in the John Muir Wilderness

    The Little Lakes Valley located in the John Muir Wilderness provides easy access to spectacular views of High Sierra peaks as well as a long list of beautiful alpine lakes.The area is accessed via the Mono Pass Trail starting from Mosquito Flat/Li...

    3.2 miles 300 ft gain