Bench and Snow Lake Trail in Mt Rainier National Park

Bench and Snow Lake Trail in Mt Rainier National Park is a pleasant and easy 2.5 miles roundtrip to pretty lakes surrounded by steep walled cirque valley mountains. Along the way are closeup views of trees and flowers, while Mt Rainer looms large in the background. It’s a […]

2017-02-04T22:14:27+00:00 August 6, 2016|

Wonderland Trail in Mt Rainier National Park

The Wonderland Trail circumnavigates the entirety of Mt Rainier in its park, and offers quite the variety. In this section, we went from nearby Cougar Rock Campground, crossed the log bridge over the Nisqually River, and then went up along the shore of Paradise River to pretty Carter Falls. […]

2016-11-24T19:29:08+00:00 August 5, 2016|

Theler Wetlands Trails: Pretty trails and wildlife

The Theler Wetlands Trails provides a great, meandering 3 mile walk through pretty forests and intertidal marshes at the headwaters of Hood Canal. Salmon spawn, raptors swoop, and critters abound. Views extend down the waters of Hood Canal and out to nearby mountains or forested hillsides.

The property is […]

2016-06-28T22:08:42+00:00 June 26, 2016|

Kids Extravaganza: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Open House

Every year, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island puts on an impressive Open House. It is free, and the fun things to do there frankly rival paid small amusement parks for the kids. Children get to stretch their sense of adventure, have fun, and learn along the way.

After entering […]

2016-06-29T23:32:47+00:00 June 25, 2016|

Port Ludlow Marina boat rentals

The Port Ludlow Marina is well situated for fun exploring of the shorelines north of Hood Canal by the Olympic Peninsula. You can have rentals of small skiff power boats, stand up paddle boards, and kayaks to suit your fancy, and top it off with food at a good […]

2016-06-21T22:34:58+00:00 June 19, 2016|

Kayak and Paddle Board on Deception Pass State Park’s Cranberry Lake

Cranberry Lake is a serene and protected lake in Washington state’s most visited state park, Deception Pass. The fresh water lake is extremely convenient to many non-lake activities that are all within a stone’s throw: campground, saltwater beach, and easy pull-up road access.

There are no gas-motorized boats allowed on […]

2016-06-14T23:05:48+00:00 June 12, 2016|

Kayaking east of Coupeville in Saratoga Passage

The Whidbey Island coast is beautiful on the southeast side of Coupeville in Saratoga Passage. It is heavily forested with few homes visible, especially when hugging close to shore. Views span up and down the passage, over to Camano Island, and out to Mt Baker. Wandering further […]

2016-06-28T22:10:35+00:00 June 5, 2016|