Fall is here and with it the rain, wind and wild weather has arrived. But don’t let it stop you from exploring! Grab your raincoat, rain-fly and waterproof hiking boots and get muddy on some the area’s best trails.
For my first big hike this fall I headed to the Indian Heaven Wilderness in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. A protected area just west of Mt. Adams in Washington, the Indian Heaven Wilderness is a beautiful landscape of meadows and forested trails with small lakes and ponds dotting the region. With miles of interweaving trails including a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail, this Cascade hiking ground is alive with rich reds, oranges and yellows this season.
Check out the following hikes in the Indian Heaven Wilderness: