Author: Jennie Flaming

Rattlesnake Ledge Sunrise Hike

I love sunrise. It is rough to wake up crazy early but there’s something about being up and out before the world wakes up that I truly love. I also love the promise of a new day, and the darkness that slowly gets lighter until you don’t need your...

How to make the Best Winter Hiking Food: 5 Soups for your Thermos

Winter hiking food is the BEST! No need for refrigeration or worries about chocolate melting! It’s AMAZING to bring hot food along with you in a thermos. My strategy is to make the soup for dinner or lunch earlier in the week and then save enough leftovers for my...

South Seattle Urban Hike: Kubota Gardens/Lakeridge

Seattle is blessed with an abundance of beautiful urban hikes, some of which I’ve talked about before here, here and here. There’s no need to leave the city to find natural beauty, miles of trails and to get some deep breaths in nature. This post will cover an often...

How to make Spicy Vegetarian Chili for the Trail

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases This hearty spicy vegetarian chili for the trail is also perfect for lunch at the office...

Complete Guide to Winter in Olympic National Park

Are you looking for a unique and epic winter adventure? Olympic National Park is a fantastic place to go if you want an adventure any time of year. Whether you love the snow or hate it and no matter what the weather is doing, you’ll have an amazing time...

First Day Hike 2019

The first day hike tradition is a relaxing, beautiful and healthy way to start the new year! We’ve kept this tradition for many years and we always look forward to it. If you’re following along #getoutallwinter then you already have some ideas for how to get outside on New...

Winter Day trip to Mt Rainier

Mt Rainier’s famous wildflowers and high mountain meadows are covered in deep snow, fog, clouds, rain and snow frequently limit the views and yet this is an AWESOME time for a day at Mt Rainier! If you’re looking to get outside all year, a winter day trip to Mt...

Best Beginner Cross Country Skiing near Seattle

November 2021 Note: Last winter saw extreme pressure on sno parks in Washington State. Be prepared that you may be turned around if legal and safe parking is not available. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ILLEGALLY OR BLOCKING ANY ROADS OR FREEWAY INTERCHANGES. This is for your safety as well...

Gold Creek Valley Snowshoe at Snoqualmie Pass

November 2021 Note: Last winter has seen a big increase in crowding at Gold Creek, as well as other Sno parks along the I-90 corridor. If safe and legal parking is full, head somewhere else. DO NOT PARK ON FREEWAY INTERCHANGES OR SLED NEXT TO FREEWAY RAMPS. Looking for...

How to make Vegan Dairy Free Corn Chowder

I will keep saying it over and over, there is NOTHING, just NOTHING like having some hot soup in a thermos when you’re hiking, biking, snowshoeing or cross country skiing in the winter! It makes you feel gourmet AND warm AND satisified. YUMMY! One of my favorite winter trail...