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How to make mini Rhubarb Cheesecake

Rhubarb is almost here!!! You can already find the hot house rhubarb from Puyallup at QFC and Fred Meyer (and possibly other stores, that’s just where I’ve seen it). Rhubarb will be all over our farmer’s markets very soon! I had lots of rhubarb sauce on ice cream growing...

How to Dehydrate Vegetarian Chili for Backpacking

I’ve spent a lot of the last year experimenting with dehydrating my own meals for backpacking, with lots of picnic experiments this past winter! I don’t mind some of the commercially available backpacking food, but I don’t love how expensive they are or how much sodium (and other stuff)...

How to make Vegan Dairy Free Corn Chowder

I will keep saying it over and over, there is NOTHING, just NOTHING like having some hot soup in a thermos when you’re hiking, biking, snowshoeing or cross country skiing in the winter! It makes you feel gourmet AND warm AND satisified. YUMMY! One of my favorite winter trail...

How to make Instant Hot Chocolate Mix from Scratch

Hot chocolate is one of the many delicious hot drinks you can bring on the trail to make winter special (and enjoy at home, especially during the holidays). It might seem like a lot of work to make instant hot chocolate mix from scratch at home but let me...

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...

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....

Skagit Valley Whidbey Island Day trip from Seattle

Seattle has the best day trip opportunities! With so many different types of weather and landscapes including mountains, deserts and islands, it’s hard to go wrong on a day trip. Get out of town to one of Washington’s scenic agricultural areas while driving by some gorgeous farms, water, beaches...

Mowich Lake Mt Rainier in Winter

In a recent post we explored a quiet side of Mt Rainier to visit in the winter, the area near Chinook Pass where the road is closed. Today, we will head to the north side of the park to an excellent winter or spring destination, Mowich Lake. Mowich Lake...