Mountains in Washington & Oregon

Jun 28th, 1997, 03:41 PM
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Mary
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Mountains in Washington & Oregon

We're planning a 3-week trip to WA & OR area very soon. We enjoy hiking and would like a few suggested mountain areas to visit. We're a newly retired group (60 + under), not familiar with the NW. Does Alison Stern have comments for us?

We are also stopping at Glacier National Park on the way.
 
Jun 29th, 1997, 03:43 PM
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CHARLIE L.
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HI! I'VE SPENT A WEEK DRIVING & HIKING ON MT.RANIER AND MT.ST.HELENS AND BOTH ARE AWE INSPIRING.JULY&AUGUST ARE THE BEST TIMES {ALL AREAS OF RANIER ARE OPEN DURING THESE MONTHS}.THERE ARE NUMEROUS SMALL MOTELS&INNS TO STAY IN THESE AREAS.TWO MUST AREAS TO HIKE ON RANIER ARE PARADISE & SUNRISE!!!!! HAVE FUN !
 
Jul 7th, 1997, 09:07 AM
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Jason Petteway
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There are many trails to choose from in Washington and Oregon ranging from easy walks to highly technical mountain climbs.

A good source for trail information is the "100 Hikes in..." series published by the Moutaineers (a local mountaineering organization). For current trail information in Washington, the Washington Trail Association has an excellent web page. It is at
http://www.halcyon.com/wta

One thing to keep in mind is that the Cascades recieved a ton of snow this year. There are many trails at higher elevations that are still snowed in. Yearly maintainance of some trails has also been delayed by the late snow melt. I would strongly recommend contacting the ranger district in the area you are hiking in to check on the trail conditions before you go.

Enjoy your trip!

Jason
 
Jul 8th, 1997, 08:02 AM
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Jon
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I fell in love with Stehekin, WA, which is at the
north end of Lake Chelan. It's so remote, the
only ways you can get there are by float plane or
boat. There's great hiking up McGregor Mountain,
a good restaurant at the boat dock, a great place
to stay at Stehekin Log Cabin (warning: no credit
cards!), and wonderful cinnamon rolls next door at
the bakery.
 
Jul 9th, 1997, 05:47 PM
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linda
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Just returned from hiking in Olympic Nat'l Park.....where else can you hike in the mountains, rain forest and ocean beach on the same trip.???

fabulous scenery...we shall return!
 
Jul 9th, 1997, 05:47 PM
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linda
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Just returned from hiking in Olympic Nat'l Park.....where else can you hike in the mountains, rain forest and ocean beach on the same trip.???

fabulous scenery...we shall return!
 
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