Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Slip Sliding Away!

Northwest hikers looking to shed some post Thanksgiving calories may want to reconsider a trip to the Larrabee-Chuckanut Area. While this region is a popular fall and winter hiking destination, it is also prone to landslides-and just about every November when the heavy rains fall-big boulders come a sliding down. Currently sections of SR 11 (the Chuckanut Highway) are closed. Heavy rains are returning tomorrow which might bring some more rocks a rolling down the steep hillsides. Consider a hike to the Skagit Flats instead like nearby Padilla Bay. Consult my Winter Hikes of Western Washington card deck and Day Hiking North Cascades guidebook for some good hikes in northwestern Washington. Or just roll up in front of the fireplace and read a good book!

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