January in Darrington. Photo Credit: Marci Bass (4 January 2003)
Winter brings approximately 10-15 days of snow, and lots of rain. The town sits at approximately 700 feet above sea-level, while Whitehorse Mountain (towering over the town) is 6,854 feet tall. The Sauk and North Fork of the Stillaguamish rivers flow nearby, and they both offer some great fly-fishing.
There are both deciduous and evergreen trees in the area, and some of the evergreens (Doulgas Firs) seem to be 150 or more feet tall.
The town of Darrington is quite flat and is on sandy/rocky soil left by a lake created by volcanic activity awhile back. Since then, the river has shifted (away from town), causing the lake to dry up, leaving Darrington with a beautiful, flat base for a town.