Doin’ Some Shoein’: Comet Falls

We started 2020 snowshoeing outside Vancouver, B.C., and are bringing it to a close with snowshoeing in Mt. Rainier National Park! We arrived at Longmire around 10 a.m. to snow, clouds, and relatively few people. We tend to start our hikes much earlier in the morning, but we were at the mercy of the Longmire …

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Washington Hikes: Columbia River Trail

During our recent overnight on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains, we spent an afternoon exploring the history of the area's petrified forest and a morning hiking from the Columbia Gorge cliffs down to the Columbia River. We awoke to gorgeous views of the sunrise lighting up the cliffs of the Columbia Gorge. It …

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Washington Hikes: Ginkgo Petrified Forest Interpretive Trail

A couple weekends ago we headed for the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains to check out the Ginkgo Petrified Forest - one of only six petrified forests in the United States - and some nearby hikes along the Columbia River Gorge. After a snowy journey across Snoqualmie Pass, our first stop was the Ginkgo …

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