Big Four Mountain, WA
"Big Four" over the Stillaguamish
Summer arrives somewhat late in the Pacific NW--but when sun finally parts the clouds in July, it's glorious. The "Mountain Loop Highway" running east from the town of Granite Falls into the central Cascades is the gateway to numerous hikers' and campers' get-aways. About 20 miles east from the town, the daunting face of "Big Four Mountain" looms over a clearing beside the Stillaguamish River. At its base, after an easy one-mile walk are ice-caves. From Seattle, about a one-and-a-half-hour drive...
By Joseph Cyr, AFAR Local Expert
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