Cedars are one of the prettiest trees in the forest, and this grove has some of the largest you'll ever see. e The grove was discovered in 1919 but much of it burned in 1926. The reserve created in 1943 was named in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt and the average age of remaining trees is estimated to be 800 years -- with some oldies in excess of 2000 years. A well-marked loop trail leads from a small picnic area to a cantilevered platform overlooking Granite Falls and to groves of cedars; it takes at least an hour to hike, but budget time to crawl among these towering beauties.
Blink and you miss this spot. Huff Lake is a tiny dark lake surrounded by dense forest and low clouds. It sites in far northeastern Washington, but is accessible only from Idaho. Named for an early settler who brought his large family here from Montana, the lake today has several interpretive plaques and a trail from the small parking lot that winds along the shore and onto a floating pier. It's a super pretty spot, and super quiet, too.