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Backpacking the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness

Aaron Zagrodnick

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Aaron Zagrodnick

For most hikers and backpackers, when they think of Washington their thoughts tend to drift to the rugged grandeur of the North Cascades or the rainforests, beaches, and mountains of the Olympic Peninsula. The beauty and opportunities for amazing trips in those locales can certainly not be understated. As evidenced by increasing crowds at many trailheads in recent years, and stiff competition for permits in areas where they are required, the public lands in the western part of the state aren’t (at least, in a typical year) lacking in visitors enjoying the world-class outdoor recreation which is available. Although public lands are fewer and further between in eastern Washington, there are several chunks of wilderness that provide opportunities for memorable backpacking trips. The Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness and the Salmo-Priest Wilderness, in southeast and northeast Washington, respectively, are two great destinations for hikers interested in exploring the public lands of the eastern part of the state...

@Mark introduces us to the scenic Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness - find the full article below in Issue 46:

Obscure and Sublime: Backpacking the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness of Eastern Washington

Backpacking the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness

Issue 46 Page 1

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