Salmo - Shedroof Traverse Backpacking

Metaline Falls, Washington 99153

Salmo - Shedroof Traverse Backpacking

Salmo - Shedroof Traverse (Backpacking) Professional Review and Guide

"The Salmo-Priest Wilderness in the extreme northeast corner of Washington protects a remarkable region. The mountains here, an offshoot of the Selkirk Range, combine several features that set them apart from all other mountains in the state. Their location is ideally suited to receiving precipitation, making this the wettest area in Washington east of the Cascade Mountains. As a result the forests here feature species more commonly associated with the wetter west slope of the Cascades than the normally drier east slope.

Hikers familiar with westside rainforests will feel right at home. Also at home here is an unusual assortment of rare wildlife including lynx, wolverine, grizzly bear, and mountain caribou. In addition the ridges and peaks here are more rugged and heavily eroded than those in neighboring ranges, so the scenery is more dramatic than is normal for the east side of the state. This trip visits all the major highlights of this wilderness and will delight the backpacker with both wonderful scenery and a surprising degree of solitude."

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Trail Information

Metaline Falls
Nearby City
32
Distance
7,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Shuttle
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3-4 days
Duration
Usually open July to October; best July
Season
5,900 feet
Trailhead Elevation
feet
Top Elevation
Sullivan Lake Ranger District
Local Contacts
USFS - Salmo-Priest Wilderness
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018