How We Do Crystal Mountain

After a mini road-trip to Crystal Mountain, here’s how we made the most of the day (and why we’ll definitely be back soon).

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudge from Ann’s Fudge & Bakery

Assistant Editor Shelby Rowe Moyer

This is not your typical fudge; it’s almost like a thick, confectionery spread. Just as advertised, the peanut butter and chocolate is a favorite and can only be described with one word: WOW. Yep, in all caps. Stop by downtown Enumclaw for a carton — or four — of fudge. (Spend $20 and you’ll get a carton for free.)

Riding the Gondola

Graphic Designer Jorgen Burt

The gondola ride is a must-do experience for those that can handle heights and love a good view. They also allow dogs on board to venture to the top with you. I just got a new pup to hike with me and look forward to bringing him up next time I go!

The Pineapple Dole Whips

Assistant Editor Joanna Kresge

On the drive home through Buckley, stopping at Wally’s Drive-In is a must. This little slice of Americana is the perfect spot to refuel after a day on the trail. But what you’ll really love on a hot day is this dive’s Dole Whip. It’s the perfect light, tangy refreshment that will not only cool you down, but also is reminiscent of those carefree Disneyland trips of yesteryear.

Wapiti Woolies

Digital Staff Writer Melissa McCarthy

One of the only storefronts in the small town of Greenwater, about half an hour northwest of Crystal Mountain, beckons visitors inside with the promise of huckleberry shakes. Wapiti Woolies, known for its impressive collection of wool (and coonskin) caps, is a fun stop on the way to Crystal. The quaint shop with attentive and friendly owners specializes in touristy collectibles, local goods, coffee, and — did I mention — huckleberry shakes.

Mountain Yoga

Staff Writer Zoe Branch

If you’re looking for a breath of fresh air and a gentle way to move your body, check out yoga classes offered in the Discovery Meadow every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Classes run through mid-September and are designed to stretch and strengthen muscles — the perfect way to prepare for a day adventuring through the mountains.


Check out our Instagram highlight, “Crystal Mt.” for the full adventure!

Illustrations by Jorgen Burt

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