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Author: Jennie Flaming

Lena Lake Day Hike or Overnight on the Olympic Peninsula

Lower Lena Lake is a delightful large and very popular alpine lake on the Olympic Peninsula. This crowd pleasing hike makes for a wonderful day trip or backpacking trip. With plenty of opportunities to explore trails beyond, Lena Lake is perfect for beginners and experienced hikers and backpackers alike!...

12 Fascinating Things to do in Dawson City

Dawson City is one of my absolute favorite towns in the entire world. I’ve been lucky enough to visit many times, when I lived in Skagway and when I lived in Fairbanks. Dawson is in Canada’s stunning Yukon Territory in a gorgeous natural setting. Combine that with extensive history...

Complete Guide to Camping in Alaska

Camping in Alaska is the ultimate adventure and a dream trip for many people who already enjoy the outdoors. In addition to the adventure and beauty, it’s a great way to save money on your trip to Alaska. But what about Bears? Bugs? will it be cold? I’m a...

Lake Wenatchee: Ideal Year Round Family Getaway

Lake Wenatchee is a large alpine lake fed by Cascade mountain snow and glacier melt. Sunny and warm in summer and cold and snowy in winter (with a lot more sun than the west side of the state!) it’s an ideal year round family getaway. Every type of mountain...

How to Visit Alaska National Parks

Alaska is home to 8 National Parks as well as many other Federal and State public lands. More than half of all National Park Service land is located in Alaska. The 8 National Parks in Alaska are double the size of all the National Parks in the Lower 48...

Complete Guide to Camping in the San Juan Islands

Camping in the San Juan Islands is amazing! Nothing beats the epic sunsets, beautiful beaches, madrona trees and the marine wildlife! Not only is camping in the San Juans beautiful and fun, it is also an affordable way to visit the San Juan Islands, where hotels and vacation rentals...

How to Hike to Franklin Falls in Winter

Franklin Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Washington and Franklin Falls in winter is even more spectacular! You can even catch a frozen Franklin Falls if you get there at the right time. The hike to Franklin Falls in winter is longer than it is in...

The Best Whidbey Island Hikes

Whidbey Island is a short distance from the cities of Western Washington but feels a world away with it’s sweeping mountain and water views, open farmland and many parks and beaches. Whidbey Island hikes are perfect destinations all year round in just about any weather! Add to that lots...

5 Beautiful Hikes on Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island is just a 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle across Puget Sound and yet feels a world away from the hustle of the city. There are plenty of wonderful hikes on Bainbridge Island to include in a day trip from Seattle or weekend getaway. In addition...

The Best Mt Rainier Waterfalls

Mt Rainier National Park is one of our earliest national parks and is famous for the massive volcano right in the middle of the park, Tahoma, or Mt Rainier. Visiting Mt Rainier National Park has so much more to offer that just views of “the mountain”. Mt Rainier waterfalls...