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How to Hike to Franklin Falls in Winter

Franklin Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Washington and Franklin Falls in winter is even more spectacular! You can even catch a frozen Franklin Falls if you get there at the right time. The hike to Franklin Falls in winter is longer than it is in...

Skyline Lake Snowshoe: Steep, Short and Spectacular

A Skyline Lake snowshoe outing is a spectacular trip at Stevens Pass with spectacular views and winter beauty! While short it is STEEP and therefore can’t be considered easy (3 miles round trip and 1100 feet of elevation gain). I wouldn’t recommend it for your first time on snowshoes...

How to Hike all Winter

You likely know, dear reader, that I believe it getting outside as much as possible! Ordinary Adventures is all about keeping it low key so that you can get out more! Previously I’ve talked about how to start hiking as well as how to hike more often. One way...

Learn a Winter Olympic Sport at Whistler

A really fun way to beat the winter blues is winter adventure! What better way to do this than to learn a winter olympic sport at Whistler? Honestly, I can’t think of a single one. Keep in mind that this is Ordinary Adventures, so you don’t need to be...

Seattle Outdoor Holiday Activities

Seattle has a reputation for being gloomy in the winter, but that doesn’t stop us from having lots of fun outside to celebrate the holidays! If you’re looking for Seattle outdoor holiday activities, here’s a great list to get you started! Christmas Ship Festival Probably Seattle’s most unique holiday...

How to Start Snowshoeing for the First Time

Snowshoeing is an excellent way to enjoy getting outside all winter and a fun progression for anyone who enjoys hiking or walking outdoors. It is also a way to enjoy the outdoors in the winter that requires minimal gear and no specialized skills (unlike skiing!). Snowshoeing is taking one...

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...

Lake Easton Sno Park Snowshoeing and Skiing

Lake Easton Sno Park is my favorite all around place for cross country skiing on the I90 corridor close to Seattle. Some of the other sno parks are closer to Seattle, or have more challenges (I love Cabin Creek for practicing hills and turns) or better views (Amabilis mountain...

Snowshoe Pacific Crest Trail North from Snoqualmie Pass

If you’re looking for a close to Seattle, no trail pass needed, relatively safe from avalanches winter snowshoe, snowshoe Pacific Crest Trail north from Snoqualmie Pass! This trail is also known as the longer outing to Commonwealth Basin though I have never gone beyond the first couple miles. I...

Gold Creek Valley Snowshoe at Snoqualmie Pass

January 2021 Note: This winter has seen a big increase in crowding at Gold Creek, as well as other Sno parks along the I-90 corridor. If safe and legal parking is full, head somewhere else. DO NOT PARK ON FREEWAY INTERCHANGES OR SLED NEXT TO FREEWAY RAMPS. Looking for...