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Noisy-Diobsud Wilderness

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

Named for the two creeks that flow through this 14,666 acre Wilderness, staggeringly steep ridges rise abruptly to the northeast and southwest of the creeks, with the peak of Mount Watson dominating the skyline. Black-tailed deer, black bears, elk, & northern spotted owls all seek refuge in the dense, shadowy forests of old-growth fir, cedar, and hemlock with sweeping alpine meadows offering an array of wildflowers.  

The Noisy-Diobsud Wilderness was protected in 1984 by the Washington State Wilderness Act. Washington Wild was founded in 1979 with the goal of building 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. 

The only access to this Wilderness area is via the Anderson & Watson Lakes Trail