Haunted Hikes For Halloween

I love Halloween!! I love ghost stories!! I love fall hiking!! So, of course, I LOVE haunted Halloween hikes! Washington is full of railroad, logging, and mining history which lends itself to stories of disasters, old relics, and ghost towns. Check out some local spooky hikes for Halloween this year and let me know which … Continue reading Haunted Hikes For Halloween

The Ten Essentials With Kiddos

You've probably heard a lot about the need to carry the "ten essentials," hopefully you are already carrying them with you. They are vital year round and with the arrival of unpredictable weather in the high country, now is a good time to do a supply check. Do you have all ten covered? Anything need … Continue reading The Ten Essentials With Kiddos

West Fork Foss River – Trout Lake

With the sudden arrival of fall, and even snow at the passes, time is running out to get in those higher mountain hikes. West Fork Foss Lakes trail to Trout Lake is a fairly easy excursion into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, much prettier than expected, and has ample space for one last easy overnight with the … Continue reading West Fork Foss River – Trout Lake

Hovander Homestead and Tennant Lake

Featuring farm animals, farm equipment, multiple gardens, superhero scarecrows, a playground, two towers - one with views of Mt Baker, an interpretive center, a wetland boardwalk, a lake, a slough, a river, and a shaded trail, these parks have just about everything you could ask for. The catch? It’s a long drive from the Seattle … Continue reading Hovander Homestead and Tennant Lake

Fall Is Here! Rain Gear For The Kiddos

Fall has arrived in the Pacific Northwest. I know, I know, some of you are sad summer is already over and don't want to imagine the long gray wet winter ahead of us. Personally, I LOVE fall! Its the best season! Hiking in cooler weather, the color it adds to the forest, and oh the … Continue reading Fall Is Here! Rain Gear For The Kiddos

Westport Dune Trail

The fires burning across the Pacific Northwest are devastating and tragic. Our favorite camping area and so many beautiful wild places are burning right now and smoke is filling the air for many miles, making hiking difficult to impossible. Our friends and neighbors at home have been posting pictures of cars covered in ash. We … Continue reading Westport Dune Trail