Author: Jennie Flaming

Best Rainy Day Hikes in Mt Rainier National Park

When most people think of Mt Rainier, they think of going to the park for epic mountain views! The epic mountain views are AWESOME, but don’t let cloudy or rainy weather stop you from visiting. Some of the most incredible experiences in Mt Rainier are just as good on...

How to make Campfire Buffalo Chicken Foil Dinners

Love Buffalo Chicken? Love easy camping dinners? Then Campfire Buffalo Chicken Foil Dinners are for you!! In our family we love camping, and we love good food, but we don’t like complicated or fussy food, especially not outside! Last week, thinking of an easy dinner for a one night...

Maple Pass Loop North Cascades

The Maple Pass Loop in the North Cascades is an amazing view hike that I previously mentioned here and here, but it is such an amazing hike and one of the best in Washington and one of the best larch hikes in Washington that it deserves it’s own post!...

How to make real pumpkin puree

  Making your own diy real pumpkin puree is super easy and once you’ve done it, you might never go back to the canned stuff! It’s all pumpkins all over everywhere in Washington right now! About 2000 acres of land in Washington are growing pumpkins, and they are grown...

Fall Backpacking Lake Ingalls and Headlight Basin

Fall backpacking Lake Ingalls in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness is an annual tradition for me. Late September or early October when the larches are turning golden is the perfect time. You can’t actually camp at Lake Ingalls, but you can at Headlight Basin. You pass through Headlight Basin on the...

Mt Rainier Yakima Loop Drive

It was my birthday a couple weeks ago and Jay and some friends planned a super fun overnight camping trip on the Mt Rainier Yakima loop drive! One of the great things about the pacific northwest is that you can string together a couple of day trips for a...

10+ Best Fall Hikes near Seattle

Fall is the BEST time of year for hiking near Seattle if you ask me. It’s cooler, less crowded and generally no bugs! In the Pacific Northwest we have an abundance of gorgeous fall color and hiking trails to enjoy them. So pack a hot drink, some soup in...

Best North Cascades National Park Itinerary: Day Trip or Weekend

North Cascades National Park is a beautiful and rugged park in northern Washington State with less crowds than most. In fact, it is consistently one of the least visited national parks! Don’t miss out on this unique and beautiful place due to its relative obscurity. This North Cascades National...

The Best 3 Day Olympic National Park Itinerary

This Olympic National Park Itinerary for a three day road trip gives you good taste of the unique ecosystems of the park. In just three days take in sweeping mountain vistas, cascading waterfalls, hot springs, towering ancient old growth forests, and wild coastal beaches overflowing with the mysteries of tidepool...

4 Places to Avoid Crowds in Mt Rainier

Mt Rainier National Park is a wildly popular national park with locals and visitors alike. The opportunity to get up close and personal with an active volcano is a unique opportunity not to be missed. In addition to the mountain itself, Mt Rainier has fairy tale wildflower meadows, dazzling...