It was a wrong turn on a country road that led us to the sleepy little produce stand in Skagit County where a little bit of faith in humanity is on display with fresh apples and potatoes. The Pleasant Ridge Farm produce stand is about …
To me it was just an overgrown limb destined for the woodpile. But Scott Shouse, the forester extraordinaire, looked at the thigh-thick lilac branch we had just cut down and saw the makings of a rustic wooden treasure box.
From the edge of the moraine, the Railroad Grade Trail becomes an exhilarating high-wire hike as you make a steady ascent on the approach to the mighty Easton Glacier.
Tucked between the wind-blown Columbia River Gorge and the slopes of the Cascade peaks, there is a lesser-known outdoor experience offering hikers a unique way to view a glacier-fed river making a comeback after decades of being dammed up.