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April in Olympic National Park

Last week, I wrote about where to go in April in Mt Rainier National Park and this week, during National Park Week, I’m here to share where to go in April in Olympic National Park. This post is specifically about the month of April, but you’ll find similar conditions...

April in Mt Rainier National Park

National Park Week starts on Saturday, April 20th with free admission to parks that day! National Park Week is an awesome event to highlight and celebrate our public lands, although it comes at an awkward time to visit Mt Rainier National Park. That said, you can still have an...

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...

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...

Cowiche Canyon winery hike

What’s not to love about a short, sunny hike to a winery? The Cowiche Canyon winery hike is a wonderful year round escape for Seattleites (especially in the spring and fall). This is one of my favorite hikes in Washington. It’s in the town of Yakima, about 3 hours...

Old Growth Forest in Seattle

Yes! You can find old growth forest in Seattle! Before white people came to the Pacific Northwest, old growth forests were everywhere (before extensive logging to power steam ships and for building). Today there are very few old growth trees left in Washington State and all are protected and...

Mt St Helens Weekend (North side)

Looking for a fantastic short getaway full of outdoor adventure and volcano education? Make it a Mt St Helens weekend! A great and affordable basecamp for a weekend exploring the north side of Mt St Helens National Monument (the side where the most destruction is visible from the 1980...

How to Visit Mowich Lake at Mt Rainer (Winter and Summer)

Mowich Lake in Mt Rainier National Park is a wonderful remote part of the park with far less people than the more popular areas of the park. The long unpaved, potholed road and lack of services or a cell phone signal deters some visitors, but not you! Read on...

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,...
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