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Tag: snowshoeing

Gold Creek Valley Snowshoe

Snow is falling in the mountains like crazy and by this weekend the snowshoe season will be here at all the passes! Hooray! If you’re on the #getoutallwinter bandwagon with me, there’s nothing more exciting than the first snowshoe outing! I tried to rush the season last weekend on...

Where can I play in snow now near Seattle?

I don’t know about you, but once December hits I get SUPER pumped about all things snow!! My snow dance is strong. This time of year, we definitely have snow around but don’t always have enough snow for things like skiing, snowshoeing and sledding, including this year. I went...

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...

Getting Outside all year in the Pacific Northwest

November is here and WE ARE HERE FOR IT! As we transition into the dark, wet months (November-February) it’s tempting to just go inside and watch Netflix for a few months (and there’s nothing wrong with spending more time cozied up inside-we do that too!), but the many benefits...

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...

You CAN Embrace Winter, Really!

How winter looks in our August dreams How it actually looks Okay, okay, around Seattle often it’s more like this Did you know Seattle is NOT the city with the most depressing winters in the US? It’s only the SECOND most depressing! What a relief! Seriously though, winter here...

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...

Mt Rainier Winter Solitude

Mt Rainier National Park is truly a treasure in the Pacific Northwest. Every part of the park is beautiful and unforgettable, even after a lifetime of exploration. For this reason, some parts of the park can become extremely crowded, particularly in the summer. However, once the snow flies, and...