Picture Lake at Mt Baker

Near the Mt Baker Lodge and the ski resort, a road and walking path circles picturesque little Picture Lake. It is presumably named that due to its reflections of Mt Shuksan and surrounding forest. It can be visited by a short walk from your car, and by walking […]

2017-09-23T21:30:13+00:00September 2, 2017|

Exploring Lake Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Lake Coeur d’Alene is a picturesque, high end destination for anyone seeking beauty, nice weather, fine shops, good food, and water sports.

The lake-side town has views across the water to the tree-lined shores around. Downtown offers plenty of things to do, including galleries, quality restaurants and snacks, events, and […]

2017-12-24T10:35:50+00:00August 27, 2017|

Kayaking Saratoga Passage near Coupeville

Saratoga Passage offers beautiful views of tree-lined Whidbey Island to the west and Camano Island to the east. Waters are generally calmer than Puget Sound, and there are occasional public access points along the shore.

North comes upon several lagoons and eventually arrives at the mouth of Penn Cove. […]

2017-07-30T21:14:12+00:00July 16, 2017|

Rafting and Fly Fishing The Grande Ronde River in Oregon

The Grande Ronde River is a fun, relaxing, and scenic river in eastern Washington. A particularly good route starts at the Minam General Store, where raft and equipment rentals are available, and then meanders about 45 miles through smooth open water plus Class 2 rapids. This route can […]

2017-07-20T22:42:27+00:00July 9, 2017|

Maxwelton 4th of July Parade in Clinton on Whidbey Island

This fun community parade has been going steady since 1915! The Maxwelton 4th of July Parade happens every year in the south Whidbey Island town of Clinton. Everyone is welcome to either be in the parade or watch the parade or both.

Plenty of home grown floats, costumes, music, […]

2017-07-30T21:11:58+00:00July 4, 2017|