134 – Squires Lake

Squires Lake has turned out to be one of our favorite County Parks. We hike their often, sometimes continuing on to Alger Alp, other times on to the beaver pond, and other times along the Ridge Trail (see Hike #27 - Squires Lake to Alger Alp, Hike #32 - Squires Lake Park and Hike #14 -... Continue Reading →

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133 – Heybrook Fire Lookout

Fire lookouts are one of my favorite hiking destinations, and clear skies made this the perfect day to hike to the Heybrook Fire Lookout for the magnificant views. The trail is a bit rugged in places as it works its way 850' up through a now mossy forest that had been clearcut in the 1920s. Constructed in... Continue Reading →

131 – Hammond Lake

A trail likely blazed by locals heading to their favorite fishing spot along the shore of Hammond Lake, one of the small lakes making up the Rock Island Ponds complex off of Highway SR-28, turned out to be a beautiful hike as the guys fished from kayaks. Even though a small lake of only 24.2 acres, I managed to... Continue Reading →

130 – Sage Hills

The drive up the narrow, steeply rutted Horselake Road, twisting sharply as it climbed up the very edge of Sage Hill made it feel like quite an adventure just to reach the trailhead. Right from the beginning of this hike, the views of the Wenatchee Valley below were wonderful, getting even better as the trail continued to take... Continue Reading →

128 – Icicle Ridge Trail

Even though many of the trails in the Cascades are still buried in snow this time of year, the Icicle Ridge trail with its sunny exposure on the east side of the Cascades is already snowfree, and with its early showing of wildflowers, is a great Spring hike. The Icicle Ridge trailhead begins near the tourist-stuffed Bavarian storefronts of downtown... Continue Reading →

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