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Tag: winter

Snow Free Olympic National Park Winter Weekend

Here in the northwest we have had a CRAZY amount of snow in the last two weeks! If you’re feeling some cabin fever and want to get out of town without dealing with snow again, spend an Olympic National Park winter weekend in the Lake Quinault and Kalaloch area!...

Beautiful Flat Walks in Seattle

We are surrounded by many amazing hikes in Seattle, but we have some wonderful walks in Seattle too! These are perfect for rainy days, short winter days, long summer evenings, snowstorms and when you just don’t want to have to do too much planning. These walks in Seattle are...

How to make the Best Winter Hiking Food: 5 Soups for your Thermos

Winter hiking food is the BEST! No need for refrigeration or worries about chocolate melting! It’s AMAZING to bring hot food along with you in a thermos. My strategy is to make the soup for dinner or lunch earlier in the week and then save enough leftovers for my...

Best Winter Salish Sea Beach Walks

We’ve been spending a lot of time talking about how to have fun in the snow, including snowshoeing and skiing in the last month or so. The snow is awesome but one amazing thing about western Washington is that you can generally decide if you want to be around...

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...

First Day Hike 2019

The first day hike tradition is a relaxing, beautiful and healthy way to start the new year! We’ve kept this tradition for many years and we always look forward to it. If you’re following along #getoutallwinter then you already have some ideas for how to get outside on New...

Winter Day trip to Mt Rainier

Mt Rainier’s famous wildflowers and high mountain meadows are covered in deep snow, fog, clouds, rain and snow frequently limit the views and yet this is an AWESOME time for a day at Mt Rainier! If you’re looking to #getoutallwinter, a winter day trip to Mt Rainier is an...

Beginner Cross Country Skiing near Seattle

Another great strategy to #getoutallwinter is to learn a new winter sport. Previously we talked about getting started with snowshoeing, and now we’ll talk about learning to cross country ski (also known as nordic skiing). I love cross country skiing, but it has been a hard won skill for...

Gold Creek Valley Snowshoe

Snow is falling in the mountains like crazy and by this weekend the snowshoe season will be here at all the passes! Hooray! If you’re on the #getoutallwinter bandwagon with me, there’s nothing more exciting than the first snowshoe outing! I tried to rush the season last weekend on...

How to make Vegan Dairy Free Corn Chowder

I will keep saying it over and over, there is NOTHING, just NOTHING like having some hot soup in a thermos when you’re hiking, biking, snowshoeing or cross country skiing in the winter! It makes you feel gourmet AND warm AND satisified. YUMMY! One of my favorite winter trail...