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The Best Pacific Northwest Winter Gear (2021)

If you want to get outside more during the winter months, you’ll need the right gear to stay dry, warm and comfortable. The best Pacific Northwest winter gear is critical in our climate and doesn’t need to be too expensive to get the job done. Jump to the best...

Salmon La Sac Snowshoe and Ski Guide

Salmon La Sac is a gorgeous winter destination with miles of opportunities for snowshoeing and cross country skiing with a fraction of the crowds you’ll find at the Snoqualmie Pass sno parks. Salmon La Sac is on the sunnier side of the Cascade mountains so you might find the...

Lake Wenatchee Guide: Ideal Year Round Family Getaway

Lake Wenatchee is a large alpine lake fed by Cascade mountain snow and glacier melt. Sunny and warm in summer and cold and snowy in winter (with a lot more sun than the west side of the state!) it’s an ideal year round family getaway. Every type of mountain...

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...

8 Reasons to Visit Alaska in Winter

When the tourists leave, the temperature drops, fall zooms by and long nights bring out the spectacular northern lights it is winter in Alaska! You might be thinking a winter visit to Alaska sounds nuts. Can you visit Alaska in winter? YES YOU CAN! I lived in Alaska for...

2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoorsy Women

Looking for the perfect thoughtful gift for that outdoorsy, adventurous woman in your life? Look no more! This gift guide for outdoorsy women includes fun gifts for all budgets includes gifts you can buy on Amazon or at REI as well as a couple of other online retailers. It’s...

Gifts for Outdoorsy Women from Pacific Northwest Entrepreneurs (2020)

It’s that time of year, people are starting to think about holiday gifts! Especially holiday gifts on a budget and that the recipient will love, use all the time and think of you often! For that low key (or hardcore) outdoorsy woman in your life, here are some ideas...

Best Winter Hikes near Seattle

One of the most fantastic things about living in Seattle is that you can hike all year long! Sure, we have dark, short days and lots of cloudy days and rain, but you can still get outside and enjoy winter hikes near Seattle! There are lots of reasons to...

Boulder River Trail: Stunning Forest and Waterfalls

The Boulder River Trail is a magical Pacific Northwest forest fairyland along a rushing river that makes for a wonderful hike all year. You can amble along this delightful trail through the Mt Baker Snoqualmie National Forest for up to almost 5 miles. You also can go a shorter...

What to Wear for a Hike in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska

This post is all about what to wear for a hike in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. As I talked about in my post about hiking for absolute beginners, you don’t need a lot of gear to get started with hiking. You may not bring the exact same things...