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Category: Washington

Super Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

We are at the height of peach season!! Peaches are one of our many amazing crops in Washington state and come along in late summer and into early fall. In our family we love to just eat them, but they don’t stay long at the peak of ripeness and...

Talapus Lake Hike near Snoqualmie Pass

The very popular Talapus lake hike is a 4 mile round trip with a bit under 1000 feet of elevation gain mellow hike to a lake within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, which is awesome for summer! You have the option of adding another mile and a bit more uphill...

Naches Peak Loop Hike: Wildflowers and fall colors

The Naches Peak Loop hike is one of my favorite hikes in Mt Rainier National Park and even in all of Washington State! I’ve written about it before, including in my post about Mt Rainier wildflower hikes and my post for a day trip to Mt Rainier. This hike...

Talus Loop hike: something different on Mt Si

I’ve written before about reasons NOT to hike the Mt Si trail, but recently I set out to explore a few of the other trails from that same trailhead, now that the trailhead direct bus service serves it. The Talus loop hike is a terrific alternative to Mt Si,...

Asahel Curtis Nature Trail: I-90 Leg Stretch

The Asahel Curtis Nature Trail is a surprisingly gorgeous and nature packed trail given it’s short length (one mile), less than 200 feet of elevation gain, and it’s location right next to I-90! This is about an hour away from Seattle (same trailhead as Annette Lake), so probably not...

Ride a Bike to Alki Beach in Seattle

Alki Beach is one of my favorite places in Seattle and one of the best beaches in Washington State! You may have read about it in this post about outdoor activities in Seattle. It has a beautiful beach, good people watching, good views of boat traffic, views of the...

Outdoor Activities in Seattle

This article will talk about Outdoor Activities IN Seattle. Not near Seattle, not day trips from Seattle, actual outdoor activities right in the middle of the city! Seattle is uniquely positioned to provide lots of outdoor activities without leaving the city, with our inland waterways, beaches and forests open...

Annette Lake Hike: moderate day hike that has it all

Don’t freak out that there’s snow in this picture! This is an awesome summer hike too, this is just my favorite picture of Annette Lake! This particular day was early November with the first snow falling and it was still an amazing day. In the summer, the Annette Lake...

Where can I Rent Kayaks in Seattle?

Now that it’s truly summertime in Seattle, who doesn’t want to get out on the water? But how to do it? Most people don’t own boats, and taking boat trips can be expensive. Sometimes you just want to play around in the water! Luckily, there are some places you...

Mt Fremont Hike: Big Views of Mt Rainier

Looking for a big view of Mt Rainier with views from the whole trail? The Mt Fremont hike is a fantastic choice when Sunrise is open (late June through September)! This hike has views from every step and at 6 miles round trip and 800 feet of elevation gain,...