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Tag: winter

How to Start Snowshoeing for Absolute Beginners

Snowshoeing is an excellent way to enjoy getting outside all winter and a fun progression for anyone who enjoys hiking or walking outdoors. It is also a way to enjoy the outdoors in the winter that requires minimal gear and no specialized skills (unlike skiing!). Snowshoeing is taking one...

Small Budget Amazon Gifts for Outdoorsy Women 2019

Are you looking for functional and amazing gifts that aren’t expensive? This list is for you! These are all items I use all the time and absolutely love. All but three of them are under $30 (the other three are more expensive but awesome so I included them anyway!)....

2019 Outdoorsy Women Gift Guide: Pacific Northwest local!

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 10 gifts...

Long Beach Washington Weekend: Year round fun!

A Long Beach, Washington weekend is the perfect getaway from Seattle, Tacoma or Portland any time of year. It’s a low key, outdoor oriented place with tasty food and drink, cozy lodging and miles of walking and biking opportunities, not to mention the beach! It’s probably obvious that the...

What to Pack for Alaska

Alaska is an enormous and diverse state with a wide range of weather, landscapes and activities! There are some specific things to think about no matter where you’re going to visit, or even what time of year! I lived in Alaska for seven years in Fairbanks (dry, extreme cold...

Cedar Butte Hike: Mellow and less crowded

Looking for a close to town hike with a decent view through the forest that has less crowds than some of the other close to town hikes? If so, the Cedar Butte hike might be the trail for you! At approximately 4 miles round trip and 900 feet of...

Spring Snowshoeing Mt Rainier

Why Spring Snowshoeing at Mt Rainier? If you’re done with snow and ready to pack the snowshoes into the back of the closet, I totally get it! But let me try to convince you not to put them away just yet…the glorious spring snowshoeing season is here and once...

Lake Easton Sno Park Snowshoeing and Skiing

Lake Easton Sno Park is my favorite all around place for cross country skiing on the I90 corridor close to Seattle. Some of the other sno parks are closer to Seattle, or have more challenges (I love Cabin Creek for practicing hills and turns) or better views (Amabilis mountain...

Snowshoe Pacific Crest Trail North from Snoqualmie Pass

If you’re looking for a close to Seattle, no trail pass needed, relatively safe from avalanches winter snowshoe, snowshoe Pacific Crest Trail north from Snoqualmie Pass! A couple of weeks ago (before all the big February snow) I did the first couple miles of the PCT north for a...