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Author: Jennie Flaming

Best November hikes near Seattle

This post was originally written in 2016, it was updated in 2020. Just because it’s late fall or winter doesn’t mean you can’t go hiking! Sure, it’s rainy quite often, but not everyday! November hikes near Seattle are pretty great with many local hikes that can be enjoyed in...

Fall Backpacking at Lake Stuart

This post was originally written in 2016, updated August 2020 Fall Backpacking is my favorite…beautiful colors, amazing dark skies, less crowds and no bugs! As long you have the gear to stay warm and pay attention to the weather forecast it’s the best backpacking there is. Lake Stuart is...

Trip Report: Kendall Katwalk

I chose to embrace fall this weekend and our friend Adam and I hiked to Kendall Katwalk. It was a beautiful and cool day in the mountains. Some hikes are about what you expect them to be, some feel harder than they should be and some feel easier than...

Sol Duc Hot Springs in Olympic National Park

Sol Duc Hot Springs is a bit of a journey if you live in Seattle. It involves a ferry ride from downtown Seattle, then a drive past Port Angeles and Lake Crescent and then 13 miles up a dead end road along the Sol Duc river. It is so,...