5 trails I want to hike in 2018

5 trails I want to hike in 2018

 Photo by Backpacker Magazine

Photo by Backpacker Magazine

Spider Meadow & Phelps Basin

Central Cascades - Stevens Pass

13 miles, roundtrip

Lord, I hope that this meadow isn't actually filled with spiders. I'm more looking forward to seeing some majestic glaciers, cute marmots, and fields of wildflowers.

 Photo by Bill Grace

Photo by Bill Grace

Salmo-Priest Loop

Eastern WA - Selkirk Range

19 miles, roundtrip

Down to the South Salmo River and right back up again to Snowy Top Pass, I'm excited for old growth greenery and scrambling up rocks (one of my favorite things).

 

 Photo by  Jenny Lee

Photo by Jenny Lee

Hoh River Trail

Olympic National Park

10.6 miles, roundtrip

Any hike in the Olympic Peninsula is magical so it's not like I need an excuse to visit again. The light, the wildlife, the beauty of walking through A RAINFOREST...let's freaking go.

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Rising Wolf Mountain Loop

Glacier National Park

19 miles, roundtrip

Views, views, and more views. I saw the above photo of the Rising Wolf summit view on the Parks Project Instagram page and immediately added it to my to hike list. Glacier blew my mind back in 2016 and I'm ready for it to do it again.

 Photo by Craig Romano

Photo by Craig Romano

Wonderland Trail

Mount Rainier National Park

93 miles, roundtrip

This hike has been on my mind for a hot minute. You're allowed up to 2 weeks to hike the entire loop and that almost doesn't seem like enough time to really soak in the absolute majesty of Western Washington. I would love to solo hike this and spend my time painting and eating Snickers bars. The dream.

What hikes are you planning for 2018?

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