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Tag: Mt Rainier

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....

5 Tips for 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...

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...

Best Waterfall hikes near Seattle

With all the rain that Western Washington receives along with the hilly and mountain terrain, we have some amazing waterfalls! The best waterfall hikes near Seattle on this list are chosen because they can be reached all year and have water flowing in them all year. They make excellent...

How to Visit Mowich Lake at Mt Rainer (Winter and Summer)

Mowich Lake in Mt Rainier National Park is a wonderful remote part of the park with far less people than the more popular areas of the park. The long unpaved, potholed road and lack of services or a cell phone signal deters some visitors, but not you! Read on...