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Tag: backpacking

Mother Mountain Loop Backpacking in Mt Rainier

Looking for a less-hassle or shorter alternative to the Wonderland Trail? Want to experience all Mt Rainier has to offer – epic mountain views, spectacular wildflowers, lakes, forest and the occasional marmot or black bear? Want to do a backpacking trip in a few days instead of weeks? Not...

Olympic Coast Backpacking at Second Beach: Excellent for Beginners

Even though it’s a long drive from Seattle, Olympic Coast backpacking at Second Beach in Olympic National Park is an excellent first backpacking trip for beginners as well as a fun and relaxing trip for those with more experience. At just two miles and with only about 100 feet...

How to Dehydrate Vegetables for Backpacking

I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to eat enough vegetables at home, let alone backpacking! I’ve been challenging myself to find more interesting ways to eat vegetables, how to not waste any of the vegetables I buy and experimenting with more ways to dehydrate vegetables!...

How to Dehydrate Vegetarian Chili for Backpacking

I’ve spent a lot of the last year experimenting with dehydrating my own meals for backpacking, with lots of picnic experiments this past winter! I don’t mind some of the commercially available backpacking food, but I don’t love how expensive they are or how much sodium (and other stuff)...

Fall Backpacking Lake Ingalls and Headlight Basin

This weekend I went with my awesome adventuring cousins fall backpacking Lake Ingalls in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. This backpacking trip is an annual tradition for me in late September or early October when the larches are turning golden! You can’t actually camp at Lake Ingalls, but you can at...

Last minute backpacking near Seattle

Last minute backpacking can be done! If you’re the sort of person who has your camping planned and reserved months ahead of time, or picks out long, difficult backpacking trips requiring permits, car shuttles and multiple shopping trips, this post is probably not for you. If you sometimes find...

Fall Backpacking at Lake Stuart

Fall Backpacking is my favorite…beautiful colors, amazing dark skies, less crowds and no bugs! As long you have the gear to stay warm and pay attention to the weather forecast it’s the best backpacking there is. Fall backpacking at Lake Stuart was the plan for this year, which is just on...