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Learn a Winter Olympic Sport at Whistler

A really fun way to beat the winter blues is winter adventure! What better way to do this than to learn a winter olympic sport at Whistler? Honestly, I can’t think of a single one. Keep in mind that this is Ordinary Adventures, so you don’t need to be...

Iron Horse Trail in North Bend

I’ve been spending quite a bit of time on the Iron Horse Trail in North Bend (recently renamed the Palouse to Cascades Trail) recently, because it’s a good place for Stuart the puppy (age 14 months) to practice leash walking. There aren’t many other people and it’s basically flat...

Seattle Outdoor Holiday Activities

Seattle has a reputation for being gloomy in the winter, but that doesn’t stop us from having lots of fun outside to celebrate the holidays! If you’re looking for Seattle outdoor holiday activities, here’s a great list to get you started! Christmas Ship Festival Probably Seattle’s most unique holiday...

Taylor Mountain Hike: Peaceful forest close to town

This little known trail, the Taylor Mountain hike, provides a mellow, quiet walk in the forest with about 500 feet of elevation gain over 5 miles, an excellent half day or after work in the summer option! Is the Taylor Mountain Hike right for me? If you’re looking for...

Denali Road Lottery Trip Planner

Is Denali National Park on your list of dream destinations? Most visitors visit during the summer season but I’d like to convince you that a September visit (which is fall in interior Alaska) is the way to go. The Denali Road Lottery is a special event hosted by the...

Twin Falls Hike: Stunning Waterfall close to Seattle

At 3 miles round trip and with about 500 feet of elevation gain, the Twin Falls hike is a good half day hike option close to Seattle with a stunning waterfall you get to see from a distance as well as up close. In addition you have a beautiful...

How to Start Snowshoeing for Absolute Beginners

Snowshoeing is an excellent way to enjoy getting outside all winter and a fun progression for anyone who enjoys hiking or walking outdoors. It is also a way to enjoy the outdoors in the winter that requires minimal gear and no specialized skills (unlike skiing!). Snowshoeing is taking one...

Small Budget Amazon Gifts for Outdoorsy Women 2019

Are you looking for functional and amazing gifts that aren’t expensive? This list is for you! These are all items I use all the time and absolutely love. All but three of them are under $30 (the other three are more expensive but awesome so I included them anyway!)....

2019 Outdoorsy Women Gift Guide: Pacific Northwest local!

It’s that time of year, people are starting to think about holiday gifts! Especially holiday gifts on a budget and that the recipient will love, use all the time and think of you often! For that low key (or hardcore) outdoorsy woman in your life, here are 10 gifts...

Inside the Washington Cranberry Bog

“Go ahead, eat one!” Jessika, part time cranberry farmer, full time nonprofit leader, encouraged me to pop a ripe cranberry in my mouth. Just eating a plain cranberry off a vine in a Washington cranberry bog is something I never considered before. Until recently, my knowledge of cranberries barely...