Derek Cook

  • Hike Gothic Basin

    Looking for a hike that will make you feel like you're in a foreign landscape, but don't have to deal with that far of a drive? Then consider hiking Gothic Basin. This hike is located only 30 miles down the Mountain Loop Highway, which is nearly a...

    9 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Backpack Park Butte

    Looking for somewhere to backpack or capture the Milky Way on the west slope of the Cascades? Look no further than Park Butte. With some of the best views of Mt. Baker's West Slope, on top of having access to the Park Butte fire lookout, and dozen...

  • Hike Skyline Divide

    If driving 13 miles on a forest road, and hiking miles of switchbacks doesn't bother you, your in for one of the most exquisite views that you can get from hiking in Washington state.Just a mile outside of the town of Glacier, turn onto Forest Roa...

    9 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Hike to the Goat Peak Lookout

    With fall coming quickly, that means larch fever. Views of the North Cascades, Methow Valley, and fall colors all at 7000 feet, doing the short hike of just over 2 miles up to the Goat Peak Lookout will not disappoint.The hike begins in a beautifu...

    5 miles 1400 ft gain

  • Backpack Grand Park

    With views like this of Mt. Rainier you'd think you would have to work hard, but you don't. Only having to climb 1000 feet in elevation over 4 miles makes this hike a must to new backpackers or experts. Lets get started.After driving 25 miles on S...