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Backpacker Magazine – May 2010

Local Hikes: Northwest

See five volcanoes, camp at secluded lakes, and hike through a swarm of butterflies. (Click linked trips for GPS waypoints, photos, and more.)

by: Ted Alvarez, Shannon Davis, and Kim Phillips.

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(Map by Andrew Matranga.)
(Map by Andrew Matranga.)
(Map by Andrew Matranga.)
(Map by Andrew Matranga.)

Nathan Barnes
Seattle, WA
Barnes scours maps for less-traveled paths.The result? He’s hiked more than 350 off-the-radar miles a year for the past three years, which makes choosing one top hike pretty hard. 
Favorite hike (currently) Washington’s Alta Mountain and Tin Cup Joe Falls

David Tate
Puyallup, WA
Favorite hike
Wonderland Trail, Rainier NP

Eli Boschetto
Portland, OR
Favorite hike
Enchantment Lakes, Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Quick City Escapes

Amazon’s best-selling guidebook authors choose killer dayhikes near…

Boise from Steve Stuebner
Boise Trail Guide: 75 Hiking & Running Routes Close to Home, Boise Front Adventures, $17
> Hulls-Freeway Loop, Hulls Gulch/Camel’s Back Reserve
> Five Mile Trail, Bruneau Dunes SP
> Bogus Basin Contour Special route, Bogus Basin SP

Portland from Paul Gerald
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Portland, Menasha Ridge Press, $17
> Siouxon Creek Trail, Gifford Pinchot NF
> Vista Ridge Trail, Mt. Hood NF
> Opal Creek Trail, Opal Creek Wilderness

Seattle from Peter Stekel
Best Hikes Near Seattle, Falcon, $19
> Barclay Lake Trail, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF
> Iron Goat Trail, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF
> Tiger Mountain Trail, Tiger Mountain State Forest

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