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Tag: Olympic National Park

Government shutdown access to Mt Rainier and Olympic National Park

In the last couple of weeks I wrote about winter day trips to Mt Rainier and Olympic National Park, which turned out to be bad timing now that the government is in partial shutdown effecting the national parks, including these two. I wanted to provide a bit of an...

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...

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...

Beginner Snowshoeing near Seattle: 5 Amazing Trips

Snow days are on the way! Click here to read my post all about getting started with snowshoeing for absolute beginners, including what snowshoeing is, gear needed (not much!), safety tips and beginning tips in general. Here I’ll talk about beginner snowshoeing near Seattle with five amazing snowshoeing outings...

Western Washington Hikes for any Weather

I spend a lot of time trying to figure out the best hike for THIS day, THIS weather, THIS season. Sometimes it’s nice to just have some ideas that will be good for literally any weather or season: rain, sun, hot, cold, fall, winter, spring, summer. As you’re planning...

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...

Summer Day Trip to Olympic National Park Beaches and Forest

Olympic National Park is a wonderful road trip getaway from Seattle, but if you only have one day to see the park or just want to get out of town for a day, it makes a great day trip too! A summer day trip to Olympic National Park means...

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....

Sol Duc Hot Springs in Olympic National Park

Sol Duc Hot Springs is a bit of a journey if you live in Seattle. It involves a ferry ride from downtown Seattle, then a drive past Port Angeles and Lake Crescent and then 13 miles up a dead end road along the Sol Duc river. It is so,...