Many years after they were spoken, Ira Spring’s words still ring true: we need the power of many voices to take care of the areas we love. A new plaque on top of Mailbox Peak commemorates Spring and the many voices who made this new trail possible.
Repairs to the flood-damaged road will be completed in time for a holiday weekend opening. And stay up-to-date on the summer construction schedule to know when the road is open or closed.
Our public land agencies are severely underfunded considering their value and use levels. This is not a question of finding cost efficiencies and tightening belts. We passed that threshold a long time ago. It’s now a question of rethinking how we fund these agencies and how we maintain this land.
Outdoor recreation: a sound investment for ourselves, our health, our economy, our future.
It was a year full of wins. These successes—many compiled here—are thanks to our broad-based coalition. It’s well known that the secret to the Greenway’s success has always been our passionate supporters who collectively move mountains.
Clay deposits in Middle Fork from an ice age era glacial lake support an unique diversity of forest species. Pending Wilderness designation in Congress would keep this prolific ecosystem intact for the future.
Alpine Lakes Wilderness (Alpine Lakes Wilderness (MBSNF));
This trail leads to a number of areas offering almost ulmitied possibilities for hiking, fishing and scrambling. The Seattle Times identifies the campground at the end of the trail as a top hiking destination.
Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Wilderness regulations apply and Wilderness Permits are required for day use and overnight trips in Alpine Lakes Wilderness from May 15 to October 31. Permits are free and available on a self-issue basis at the trailhead.