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Jun 4 2024

Mount Baker Wilderness

Posted on Jun 4, 2024 in Washington's Wilderness Areas

ABOUT  Protecting 119,966 acres, thirteen glaciers covering more than 16 square miles have shaped this landscape dotted with lakes and tarns surrounded by vast alpine meadows and rocky peaks. Mount […]

Jun 4 2024

Mount Adams Wilderness

Posted on Jun 4, 2024 in Uncategorized

ABOUT  The 47,122-acre Mount Adams Wilderness area is complex and unique. Here, the semi-arid shrub-steppe ecosystem of the Columbia Plateau meets the lush temperate forest ecosystem of the west side, allowing diverse […]

Jun 4 2024

Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness

Posted on Jun 4, 2024 in Washington's Wilderness Areas

ABOUT  The 153,057-acre Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness straddles the Sawtooth Ridge that separates the Methow Valley and Lake Chelan. With most trails only accessible by connecting to trails starting in North Cascades National […]

Jun 4 2024

Jupiter Dunes Wilderness

Posted on Jun 4, 2024 in Washington's Wilderness Areas

ABOUT  The 7,140-acre Juniper Dunes Wilderness preserves the northernmost growth of western juniper, some of which have been around for 150 years. Strong and persistent southwest winds have formed sand […]

Jun 4 2024

Glacier Peak Wilderness

Posted on Jun 4, 2024 in Washington's Wilderness Areas

ABOUT  At 10,541 feet, Glacier Peak has more active glaciers than any other place in the lower 48 states and the western crest boasts an average snowpack of 45 feet. […]

Jun 4 2024

Indian Heaven Wilderness

Posted on Jun 4, 2024 in Washington's Wilderness Areas

ABOUT  A forested plateau giving way to meadows with many small lakes, ponds, and marshes, several tribes (including the Yakama, Klickitat, Cascades, Wasco, Wishram, and Umatilla) have gathered here since […]

Jun 4 2024

Henry M. Jackson Wilderness

Posted on Jun 4, 2024 in Washington's Wilderness Areas

ABOUT  Named in honor of Washington Senator Henry Jackson, this Wilderness straddles more than 30 miles of crest line, with deep glacial valleys spreading out east and west. Often nicknamed […]

Jun 4 2024

Goat Rocks Wilderness

Posted on Jun 4, 2024 in Washington's Wilderness Areas

ABOUT  Named for the remnants of a large volcano, extinct for some two million years, the 108,023 Goat Rocks Wilderness has been shaped by time, erosion, and glaciation. A 30-mile […]

Jun 4 2024

Glacier View Wilderness

Posted on Jun 4, 2024 in Washington's Wilderness Areas

ABOUT  The 3,078-acre Glacier View Wilderness is located on the west boundary of Mt. Rainier National Park. Snowmelt drains into the South Puyallup River, filling nine small alpine lakes in […]

Jun 4 2024

Daniel J. Evans Wilderness

Posted on Jun 4, 2024 in Washington's Wilderness Areas

ABOUT  Washington’s largest, and one of the country’s most diverse, the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness serves to protect diminishing herds of Roosevelt Elk, disappearing old-growth forests, and the grandeur of […]