Washington Hikes: Teneriffe Falls

We talked all week about hitting the trail on Saturday morning but it wasn’t until Friday night that we realized we hadn’t actually decided where we wanted to hike! Planning out our hikes in advance is not a reflection of my need to be constantly organized, although it certainly eases my mind to have a …

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Washington Hikes: Sugarloaf and Mount Erie

Last Friday after dinner, I spent some time looking through my 'backpack' on the Washington Trails Association website to see what local hikes I had saved. There were a couple within an hour or so drive from our house that we were considering, but while I was opting for those with some mileage, Brian was …

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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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Washington Hikes: Cherry Creek Falls

The last time my parents visited I spent some time on the Washington Trails Association website looking up nearby hikes. If you have any interest at all in spending time on the trail anywhere in the state, you HAVE to reference this website during your planning. It’s so well-organized, has so much great information, and …

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A Day Along the Columbia River Gorge

My parents have come out to visit a couple times since we moved to Seattle and most recently bought round-trip flights to Portland for a long weekend visit. We made arrangements to join them Saturday and Sunday to see some new sights in town as well as the surrounding area. Brian headed down earlier in …

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Exploring Olympic National Park

When we hit the road for our cross-country trip to our new life in the Pacific Northwest, it was with the knowledge that we had the support and love of our family and friends--and that they were coming to visit! We hosted my in-laws for a couple of weeks in early September and then welcomed …

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A Day at Mt. Rainier National Park

We rearranged some of our weekend plans and crossed our fingers that the weather would cooperate for at least one day so my in-laws would get to experience Mt. Rainier National Park. We live north so if we're going to make the drive down to the park, it's nice knowing you will get to see the mountain …

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Walk the Line, Tow the Path

The weather finally warmed up enough that we had to get out and enjoy a few rays of sunshine. We took our roomie/friend/pseudo-child to the Tow Path for an afternoon walk, parking and entering in Penisula. I love accessing the path in Penisula on days like this where it's exciting to be around other people who …

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