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Author: Jennie Flaming

Hiking West Tiger Mountain #3-2-1

Tiger Mountain State Forest offers miles and miles of forested trails and challenging hikes to get a good workout in all year long! West Tiger Mountain is one of the more popular destinations on Tiger Mountain and most people turn around at the summit of West Tiger #3. It...

The Best things to do in Whitehorse, Yukon

Canada’s Yukon Territory is one of the most wonderful places to visit in the entire world. Far from busy tourist areas, with striking natural beauty and wonderful people, this is an unforgettable place to visit. If you go to the Yukon Territory, you will almost certainly visit its capital...

Lake 22 Hike: Busy and Worth It

I have no idea why it’s named Lake 22! It’s an unusual name for an absolutely enchanting hike from start to finish. Starting with the greenest of green forests (even for the super green Western Washington Cascaides!). The land around Lake 22 has been protected as a research area...

How to Fly with Camping Gear

Getting ready for that epic camping adventure but need to fly to get there? Wondering how to fly with camping gear and backpacking gear and what you can and can’t bring on a plane? If so, then this article is for you! One of the challenges of camping in...

Is a Dutch Oven Worth it for Camping?

Dutch oven cooking is a fun, delicious, creative and ancient way of cooking food over an open fire, but it can feel a bit intimidating to get started. It’s true that it is NOT the easiest or fastest way to make camping meals, but it is a really fun...

Frenchman Coulee Hike for when you just need some Sun

If you’re in Seattle or the anywhere in the Pacific Northwest on the wet west side of the Cascade Mountains, there are some days when you just need to see the sun. On those days, a mellow hike in Frenchman Coulee near Vantage on the Columbia River is absolutely...

Hanford Reach Hike: A Unique Landscape in Washington State

Hanford Reach National Monument is an incredible landscape and a place to find solitude in an area of jaw dropping natural beauty with a fascinating history. Located in super dry Eastern Washington, this area was part of the buffer zone for the Hanford Nuclear Site starting in 1943. The...

Best Things to do in Homer and Kachemak Bay

The delightful end of the road town of Homer and Kachemak Bay are wonderful additions to any Alaska itinerary! Off the cruise ship circuit, you’ll be sharing it with independent travelers as well as Alaskans exploring other parts of their home state. It takes some effort to get to...

How to Visit Sucia Island in the outer San Juans

Sucia Island is an absolutely stunning place in the outer San Juan Islands of Washington State. This is a wonderful destination to really get away from it all and experience some of the best camping in the Pacific Northwest. It takes a bit of work and planning to get...
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