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Mount Skokomish Wilderness

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

ABOUT 
The 13,015-acre Mount Skokomish Wilderness is located in the southeast portion of the Olympic National Forest, north of Lake Cushman. Stands of old-growth Douglas-fir, western hemlock, and western red cedar dot the lower slopes of the Wilderness. At the upper elevations, subalpine fir and western white pine give way to barren ridges and steep-faced rocky outcrops. Beyond the roar of the cascading Hamma Hamma River, are the serene and picturesque Mildred Lakes.  

HOW IT WAS PROTECTED 
The Mount Skokomish Wilderness was protected in 1984 by the Washington State Wilderness Act. Washington Wild was founded in 1979 with the mission to build a local grassroots movement to protect Wilderness areas throughout Washington. After five years of advocacy and organizing, the Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984 marked the organization’s first major victory. 

EXPLORE 
Mildred Lakes Trail

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