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Tag: national parks

How to Visit the Hoh Rainforest

People travel from all over the world to visit the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park with good reason! In this post I’ll share how to get there, when to go, where to stay, what to do while you’re there and what to pack for your Hoh rainforest adventure....

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...

Snow Free Olympic National Park Winter Weekend

Here in the northwest we have had a CRAZY amount of snow in the last two weeks! If you’re feeling some cabin fever and want to get out of town without dealing with snow again, spend an Olympic National Park winter weekend in the Lake Quinault and Kalaloch area!...

Winter Day trip to Olympic National Park

Last week we talked about a winter day trip to Mt Rainier National Park and today we’re going to follow that up with everything you need to know for an awesome winter day trip to Olympic National Park! Olympic is extremely busy in the summer. A winter visit avoids...

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...

Maple Pass Loop North Cascades

The Maple Pass Loop in the North Cascades is an amazing view hike that I previously mentioned here and here, but it is such an amazing hike and one of the best in Washington and one of the best larch hikes in Washington that it deserves it’s own post!...

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...

North Cascades National Park Itinerary: Day Trip or Weekend

This post was originally published in September 2018 and updated in September 2020. North Cascades National Park is a beautiful and rugged park in northern Washington State with less crowds than most. In fact, it is consistently one of the least visited national parks! Don’t miss out on this...

Olympic National Park Itinerary: 3 Day Olympic Peninsula Road Trip

This Olympic National Park Itinerary for a three day road trip gives you good taste of the unique ecosystems of the park and includes a taste of the many unique ecosystems in just three days including sweeping mountain vistas, cascading waterfalls, hot springs, towering ancient old growth forests, and wild...