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Author: Jennie Flaming

Crystal Mountain Gondola: Epic Mt Rainier Views

Looking for something different to do at Mt Rainier? Want epic mountain views while eating your lunch outside? Looking to be swept to a mountaintop without hiking? What to hike to a destination others rode a gondola too? If any of these sound like you then you’ll love a...

Otter Falls and Lipsy Lake Hike

Otter Falls is one of the most beautiful and unique waterfalls I’ve ever seen! It’s a long 10 mile hike to get there on a wide and mostly flat trail (700 feet of elevation gain) through a beautiful forest along a rushing river. This is also a hike with...

East Ridge Trail on Squak Mountain

Though the mile long road walk to get to the trailhead and the lack of views on the East Ridge Trail may deter many hikers, but this is a small price to pay for the lack of crowds on this 7.5 mile round trip hike with 1800 feet of...

Spray Park Hike in Mt Rainier National Park

Wildflowers? Mountain views? A dazzling waterfall? YES. The hike to Spray Park in Mt Rainier National Park has it all. It is a challenging 8 mile hike with 1700 feet of elevation gain. Add that to the long drive on a gravel road to get to the trailhead and...

Lussier Hot Springs Soaking Guide

Lussier Hot Springs is a natural hot springs located in Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park in Southeastern British Columbia. This beautiful hot springs is definitely discovered and can get quite busy year round. People are friendly and it’s a gorgeous setting. Lussier Hot Springs is a collection of three warm...

5 Best Olympic National Park Waterfalls

There are so many things to love about Olympic National Park and the Olympic Peninsula. There are impossibly green ancient forests, gorgeous lakes, rugged open beaches, high alpine meadows, towering mountains and waterfalls! The Olympic National Park waterfalls are stunning and many are a short hike so on your...

Teneriffe Falls: Gorgeous Waterfall near Seattle

Teneriffe Falls in one of my favorite waterfall hikes near Seattle! It’s also less crowded than many hikes close to Seattle even though it’s just a couple miles from the Mt Si trailhead. This trail connects to the Mt Si Trail and the Talus Loop. At 6 miles round...

Portage Glacier Day Trip from Anchorage

Portage Glacier is one of the most approachable glaciers in Alaska with multiple ways to see it including hiking Portage Pass and a boat tour across Portage Lake. It’s also a short drive from Anchorage, the base camp for many visitors to Alaska. Portage Glacier is a fantastic destination...

Rialto Beach and Hole-in-the-Wall Hike in Olympic National Park

Rialto Beach is one of the spectacular beaches in Olympic National Park and one of the best for tidepooling! On this hike the beach is the trail, the whole 4 miles! This is a flat hike two miles to Hole-in-the-Wall and two miles back. Most trails in Olympic National...

Planning Guide and Things to do in Denali National Park

Denali National Park in Alaska is a place many people dream of visiting and it is an incredible place! It’s a different experience from many other National Parks, but after reading this article you’ll know everything you need to plan your own trip to Denali as well as all...