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Tag: winter

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...

Winter Weekend in Kamloops BC: great for cross country skiers

Sometimes when it’s rained for months, and you just want to see some sun and have fun outside without rain, it’s nice to have a road trip getaway to a different environment that isn’t too far from home. A winter weekend in Kamloops BC is a favorite of mine...

How to See the Northern Lights in Alaska

I can think of a handful of experiences that just can’t be captured in a photo, video or writing. One of those is seeing the Northern Lights. No matter how many photos you’ve seen, or even videos, this is not even close to the experience of seeing and feeling...

Why March is the Best Time to Visit Fairbanks Alaska

But isn’t it cold?? But shouldn’t I visit in the summer? I am sure I’m the only person who will tell you that March is the best time to visit Fairbanks Alaska but it’s ABSOLUTELY TRUE. Stay with me here and remember that I lived in Fairbanks for four...

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...

Rattlesnake Mountain Hike near Seattle

I have no idea why this is called Rattlesnake Mountain. We don’t have rattlesnakes in this part of the state and there’s nothing whatsoever that makes me think of a Rattlesnake here. But, that’s the name of this well known area in North Bend! Described below is a trail...

Cherry Creek Falls Hike

The Cherry Creek Falls hike is a beautiful half day hike. At 5 miles and 500 feet of elevation gain, it’s a good workout but not extremely steep. There is a lot of mud on this trail and some potentially challenging creek crossings near the waterfall, so I would...

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...

Twin Falls Hike: Stunning Waterfall close to Seattle

At 3 miles round trip and with about 500 feet of elevation gain, the Twin Falls hike is a good half day hike option close to Seattle with a stunning waterfall you get to see from a distance as well as up close. In addition you have a beautiful...