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Mt Rainier Summer Day Trip with Less Crowds

A Mt Rainier Day Trip from Seattle during the summer is an incredible way to spend the day! Summer in Mt Rainier is mid-July through September. During this time, all the roads are open, most of the easy and moderate hiking trails will be snow free and this is...

How to Avoid Crowds in National Parks

You’ve driven for hours, or days through cities and traffic an beautiful and solitary open roads and arrived at that iconic national park, ready to have your mind blown by the stunning beauty of nature, to breathe and smell fresh air and trees, and liven up your Instagram story....

Three Mt Rainier wildflower hikes with less crowds

The best time to see alpine wildflowers in Mt Rainier National Park is generally late July and early August, a short but spectacular season! Mt Rainier wildflower hikes are the best way to immerse yourself in this fleeting beauty. While the wildflower meadows at Paradise are incredible, it is also...

Don’t Hike Mt Si! Do these hikes instead

Summer hiking season is just around the corner (still quite a bit of snow in the high country for another month or so). As Washington’s most popular trail, Mt Si seems an obvious choice. I need to offer the following disclaimer: I have hiked Mt Si many times, with...

Mowich Lake Mt Rainier in Winter

In a recent post we explored a quiet side of Mt Rainier to visit in the winter, the area near Chinook Pass where the road is closed. Today, we will head to the north side of the park to an excellent winter or spring destination, Mowich Lake. Mowich Lake...

Mt Rainier Winter Solitude

Mt Rainier National Park is truly a treasure in the Pacific Northwest. Every part of the park is beautiful and unforgettable, even after a lifetime of exploration. For this reason, some parts of the park can become extremely crowded, particularly in the summer. However, once the snow flies, and...