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Lower Eastside Trail Loop Hike in Mt Rainier

When the roads on the East side of Mt Rainier National Park open (usually in late May) until they close in the first heavy snows of fall (sometime in November), this Lower eastside trail loop hike in Mt Rainier is the perfect way to get away from crowds, and...

Things to do in Skagway Alaska

By now, dear reader, you know how deep and life long my love of the Pacific Northwest is, being born and raised in Seattle. I also spent 7 years living in Alaska and have a deep love and connection to this place as well. Skagway is a favorite place...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Three Mt Rainier wildflower hikes with less crowds

The best time to see alpine wildflowers in Mt Rainier National Park is generally late July and early August, a short but spectacular season! Mt Rainier wildflower hikes are the best way to immerse yourself in this fleeting beauty. While the wildflower meadows at Paradise are incredible, it is also...