Six Oktoberfests in the Pacific Northwest

Five Great Oktoberfests in the Pacific Northwest

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CAMP & HIKE: Icicle Creek Canyon

CAMP & HIKE: Icicle Creek Canyon

The Icicle Creek Canyon may be a tad far away to be Seattle’s outdoor playground (five to six hours of drive time, round-trip) but for many Central Puget Sound hikers and rock climbers, it is anyway. Simply put, it’s totally worth the drive. There was a particular feeling I got the first time I hiked […]

HIKE IT: Colchuck Lake

Icicle Canyon near Leavenworth is such a treat in September after Labor Day. Summer draws crowds of hikers, campers and climbers to this area, but in fall you’ll have a little solitude on the trail and much less of an issue snagging a campsite. Birds and other wildlife become more active in fall as they prepare for hibernation or […]

CAMP: Ida Creek Campground near Leavenworth

Details: 10 sites, $19 a night. RVs to 30 feet Water and vault toilets. No reservations; campsites are first-come, first-serve. Campground info. The Icicle River canyon just east of Leavenworth is one of the most beautiful areas of Washington state, and so naturally it’s a magnet for hikers and rock climbers all summer long. It’s on the confluence […]