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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]