Monthly Archives: August 2012
Hiking to the Gobblers Knob Fire Lookout, which stands near Mount Rainier. The lookout has a wonderful history and one of the most spectacular views in the USA; the approach trail skirted two subalpine lakes and was filled with wildflowers.
The Iron Goat Trail near Washington State’s Stevens Pass explores the tragic history of the 1910 Wellington Avalanche, which claimed 96 lives when a gigantic avalanche hit two trains. This U.S. Forest Service trail follows the old route of the Great Northern Railway high on the mountainside, and passes through historic tunnels and an old snow shed that is nearly half a mile long.