Cover photo: Mount Rainier National Park by Christopher Kimmel/Aurora Photos

In This Feature:

Day Hike Summits in Washington

You don't need expedition gear to get high.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Washington's 6 Signature Mountains Are Waiting

This is how you reach the top of the world.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

The Other Outdoors

Four alternative ways to be a mountain person.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Washington’s Kettle River Mountains: The Other Range

There’s another whole string of mountains on the other corner of the state.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

That Wimpy Winter Is Going to Mess with Our Summer

What the lack of snowpack will mean for the rest of year.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

You Climbed Rainier. BFD.

Does anyone still care about the state’s biggest mountain?

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

5 Places to Stay in Washington's Wilderness

These lodges are truly above it all.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

This Is Mountain Food

We’re talking gourmet meals, not trail mix.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

6 Great Mountain Drives

We give you no choice but to take the scenic route.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

The Four Kinds of Washington Hikers

It’s okay if you recognize yourself.

06/09/2015 Illustrations by Eric Larsen By Allison Williams