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Tag: Mt Rainier

Lower Eastside Trail Loop Hike in Mt Rainier

When the roads on the East side of Mt Rainier National Park open (usually in late May) until they close in the first heavy snows of fall (sometime in November), this Lower eastside trail loop hike in Mt Rainier is the perfect way to get away from crowds, and...

April in Mt Rainier National Park

National Park Week starts on Saturday, April 20th with free admission to parks that day! National Park Week is an awesome event to highlight and celebrate our public lands, although it comes at an awkward time to visit Mt Rainier National Park. That said, you can still have an...

Snowshoe Mt Rainier National Park: Winter and Spring Adventure Guide

Why Snowshoe Mt Rainier National Park? If you’re weary of the rain in the lowlands of Western Washington, or if you’re visiting during the winter or spring months, a day to snowshoe Mt Rainier National Park is the perfect adventure! If possible, try to pick a sunny day to...

First Day Hike 2019

The first day hike tradition is a relaxing, beautiful and healthy way to start the new year! We’ve kept this tradition for many years and we always look forward to it. If you’re following along #getoutallwinter then you already have some ideas for how to get outside on New...

Winter Day trip to Mt Rainier

Mt Rainier’s famous wildflowers and high mountain meadows are covered in deep snow, fog, clouds, rain and snow frequently limit the views and yet this is an AWESOME time for a day at Mt Rainier! If you’re looking to #getoutallwinter, a winter day trip to Mt Rainier is an...

Mt Rainier Best Rainy Day Hikes

When most people think of Mt Rainier, they think of going to the park for epic mountain views! The epic mountain views are AWESOME, but don’t let cloudy or rainy weather stop you from visiting. Some of the most incredible experiences in Mt Rainier are just as good on...

Mt Rainier Yakima Loop Drive

It was my birthday a couple weeks ago and Jay and some friends planned a super fun overnight camping trip on the Mt Rainier Yakima loop drive! One of the great things about the pacific northwest is that you can string together a couple of day trips for a...

Best Fall Hikes near Seattle

Fall is the BEST time of year for hiking near Seattle! It’s cooler, less crowded and generally no bugs! In the Pacific Northwest we have an abundance of gorgeous fall color and hiking trails to enjoy them. So pack a hot drink, some soup , some extra warm clothes...

3 Places to Avoid Crowds in Mt Rainier

Mt Rainier National Park is a wildly popular national park with locals and visitors alike. The opportunity to get up close and personal with an active volcano is a unique opportunity not to be missed. In addition to the mountain itself, Mt Rainier has fairy tale wildflower meadows, dazzling...

5 Best Big View Hikes near Seattle

This is the time for a big view hike…the snow is mostly gone, skies are generally clear, wildflowers are blooming! If you’re craving a climb with big views but don’t want to drive too far, here are five suggestions for big view hikes near Seattle: Bandera Mountain (1 hour...