Park Butte Lookout Backpacking

Where: Mt. Baker Wilderness Mileage/ Elevation Gain: 7.5/ 2200 5 of us headed out from Seattle early Saturday to do an overnighter near Park Butte lookout. I had not been this far north yet and was excited to see Baker up close and explore the area. We typed "Park Butte Lookout" into Google Maps, but [...]

Goat Lake Backpacking

Where: Goat Lake, North Cascades (2 hours from Seattle) Distance: 12miles/1400 elevation gain - 10.4 total roundtrip to lake (we added on 1.5 with hiking up the lake too) My husband, myself and two other couples (from Ryan's residency program) + 3 dogs headed out to Goat Lake for a one nighter. This weekend was also a [...]