Weekend in Yosemite National Park

Shortly after we moved to Seattle my mom sent me a link to a YouTube video about visiting Yosemite National Park in the off-season in order to experience a phenomenon called frazil ice. Frazil ice occurs when mist freezes--streams end up looking like they are flowing with slush rather than water. Obviously there are other …

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Washington Hikes: Rattlesnake Ledge and East Peak

We tend to go hiking as a couple, mostly because we're amateurs and don't want to embarrass ourselves and hold back our friends who are extremely proficient. Lately we've been doing more hikes and getting in better shape so when our friends recently asked if we wanted to go hiking together, we finally said yes! …

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Washington Hikes: Lake 22

My evenings and weekends have been subsumed by my studies, making weekend getaways more challenging this year. To combat cabin fever, we’ve been spending more time hiking, which has proven to be the perfect weekend activity—a good amount of time being active outdoors but without taking up the entire weekend so I still have time …

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Washington Hikes: Heather Lake

During dinner with our friends last weekend, we started talking about upcoming plans and realized we all had a portion of the following weekend free. After some discussion, we decided we should meet up Saturday morning and go hiking! They are way more experienced hikers than us so I was a little worried we would …

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The Bavarian Wonderland of Leavenworth

Our first trip of 2016 was to Leavenworth, Washington, to see the little Bavarian town in the snow and Christmas lights! We stopped in Leavenworth for a day back in the spring when we drove out here from Ohio and I had been wanting to go back--especially when I found out they set up a Christmas …

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