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Backpacking Washington Details the premier backpacking opportunities across the Evergreen State. Each of the 28 trips (Plus 12 bonus trips) described here provides a scenic escape whether you have three days or two weeks to enjoy it. Explore the famous Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainer or visit the unspoiled Salmo-Priest Wilderness for the chance to glimpse a grizzly bear. Choose between the alpine wonderland at the peaks of the North Cascades or the tidepools and rainforests on the wild Olympic Coast. No matter which trip you pick, spectacular scenery and superb vistas await.
All trips have been fully updated, and three new ones take you through some of the most isolated parts of the Olympic Mountains, Pasayten Wilderness, and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. Discover a unique perspective on the edge of the devastated area north of Mount St. Helens, high alpine ridgelines carpeted with wildflowers, and miles of lonely tundra-covered ridges sprinkled with golden larches in the fall.
For each trip-
-Scenery, solitude, and difficulty are comparatively rated.
-Trail mileage, elevation gain, days on the trail, and shuttle distances are specified.