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Hike of the Month: Old Kettle Falls, Lake Roosevelt (Kettle Falls, Wash.)

Since I still want to believe that winter will return and there will be too much snow to access the high country, I am recommending a nice walk on the beach for March. Spring is truly the best time to visit the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area for hikers. The boating crowd isn’t likely to …

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Republic and the Kettle Range—A Backcountry Skiing & Snowshoeing Shangri-La

Backcountry skiing and snowshoeing offer peace and quiet, solitude, and immersion in nature that can be a challenge to find in our busy and increasingly urban world. The serene calm of an pristine, snowy landscape. The thrill of breaking trail through a powder-filled meadow. The quiet swish of your skis along a white forest trail. …

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Hike of the Month: Jungle Hill Loop (Kettle Range, Northeast Washington)

The Jungle Hill loop offers hikers the option of a strenuous day hike or a moderate backpack trip in the Columbia Highlands. On a typical August visit, hikers will be distracted by ripe huckleberries along the lower portions of the hike, and will enjoy colorful wildflower displays along the Kettle Crest. This hike can also …

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Hike of the Month: Copper Butte (Kettle Range, NE Washington)

NOTE: THE ENTIRE KETTLE CREST AREA OF THE COLVILLE NATIONAL FOREST HAS BEEN CLOSED DUE TO WILDFIRE ACTIVITY! Although I highly recommend completing the full length of the Kettle Crest, this shorter out-and-back sampler takes visitors to the Crest’s highest summit in a more manageable 6-mile, round-trip distance. The route includes the historic Old Stage …

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Watch for seasonal waterfalls on the surrounding cliffs as you ascend a rocky gorge. Photo: Holly Weiler

Hike of The Month: Thirteen Mile Trail #23 (Kettle River Range, Wash.)

Begin this hike just off the pavement at the rustic Thirteen Mile campground at the southern edge of the Colville National Forest. There’s no chance for a warm-up on this one, as the trail wastes no time in ascending a rocky gorge along a tumbling creek. Watch for seasonal waterfalls on the surrounding cliffs, and …

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Hike of the Month- Sherman Peak (Kettle River Range, Northeast WA)

Hike Of the Month Sherman Peak (Kettle River Range, Northeast WA) Tackle this rigorous route for incredible views from the summit of 7,011 foot Sherman Peak.  From the parking lot, look both ways before crossing Highway 20, then begin your climb through the lodgepole pine forest on Sherman’s flank.  At the junction with the Sherman …

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