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Tag: fall

Boulder River Trail: Stunning Forest and Waterfalls

The Boulder River Trail is a magical Pacific Northwest forest fairyland along a rushing river that makes for a wonderful hike all year. You can amble along this delightful trail through the Mt Baker Snoqualmie National Forest for up to almost 5 miles. You also can go a shorter...

Angel Rocks Trail: Big views and Hot Springs near Fairbanks

The Angel Rocks Trail is one of the most popular trails in the Fairbanks area and with good reason! A moderate hike with fantastic views on a loop hike, or a one way adventure with epic views continuing up to and along a ridge and ending at Chena Hot...

Best Larch Hikes in Washington State

For a few short weeks a year, as the summer comes to an end and fall comes rapidly, a glorious lime green then bright gold then orange tree covers the high eastern slopes of the Cascade mountains. This is the time of year for larch hikes in Washington State!...

Grasshopper Pass: Remote Incredible View Hike

Take a life affirming hike to Grasshopper Pass, or anywhere along this gorgeous and fairly mellow section of the Pacific Crest Trail in the North Cascades! Absolutely perfect for fall with gorgeous golden larches and bright red berry bushes set against the backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery. There really...

Cherry Creek Falls Hike

The Cherry Creek Falls hike is a beautiful half day hike. At 5 miles and 500 feet of elevation gain, it’s a good workout but not extremely steep. There is a lot of mud on this trail and some potentially challenging creek crossings near the waterfall, so I would...

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. This is one of the best...

Pumpkin Patch: Fun local tradition for all ages

October is an amazing time of year for Washington agriculture! All around the state there is abundant local food, from apples to hops to grapes to the last stone fruits to corn, carrots, and of course PUMPKINS! If you’re thinking that the pumpkin patch is just for preschoolers, no...

Long Beach Washington Weekend: Year round fun!

A Long Beach, Washington weekend is the perfect getaway from Seattle, Tacoma or Portland any time of year. It’s a low key, outdoor oriented place with tasty food and drink, cozy lodging and miles of walking and biking opportunities, not to mention the beach! It’s probably obvious that the...

Cutthroat Lake Hike in North Cascades: Easy Larches!

Looking for a relatively easy hike to see the gorgeous orange larch trees of North Central Washington? Similar to Blue Lake, Cutthroat lake is a mellow 4 miles round trip with just 400 feet of elevation gain, this one is easier and in the same area along the North...