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frozen franklin falls in winter

Resting between the north and south lanes of I-90 lies an idyllic scene, full of cedar and pine that seem to stretch miles into the sky and views of the mighty Snoqualmie River. On the South Fork of the river, a waterfall known as Franklin Falls flows powerfully into a small pool lined with rocks…

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pond

Have you ever gone snowshoeing during the winter? Washington State is full of seasonal snowshoe trails, from the Cascade Mountains to Central and Eastern Washington. Get started this winter with our beginner’s guide to snowshoeing in Washington. Choose Your Trail Before setting out, pick a light to moderate trail for your earliest snowshoe ventures. Among…

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mountain

Winter at Mount Baker Located 52 miles east of Bellingham, the Mount Baker Ski Area is a dream destination for snow lovers. A far cry from flashy northwest resort towns like Whistler Blackcomb, this rustic and undeveloped ski area is all about the powder. Case in point: Mount Baker set the world snowfall record during…

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Gold Creek Pond

If you are looking for a short, accessible hike that offers stunning views of the water and mountains, look no further than Gold Creek Pond at Snoqualmie Pass. Gold Creek Pond, located in Kittitas County, features a 1.2-mile paved loop trail that is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. It’s a great hike for beginners and…

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