If you live in Western Washington, you can’t let a little rain get you down. When in search of a great rainy day hike near Seattle, my roommate stumbled upon the well-known Wallace Falls Trail. A fun, quick hike up a roaring waterfall, with a handful of lookout points where you can stop and enjoy the mist. Continue reading Rainy Day Hiking: Wallace Falls Trail
What I’ve learned about mushrooms, what chanterelles are, and how to forage in the Pacific Northwest. I recently attended one of REI’s member classes on chanterelles and have to share the magic. Continue reading Mushroom Foraging in the Pacific Northwest: Chanterelles
A magical mountain town that’s worth a visit; Leavenworth is a year-round favorite for weekend getaways, outdoor adventures, and heavy drinking. If you’re really ambitious, you’ll combine all three. Here’s a look at Leavenworth on a normal weekend and a sneak peak at Oktoberfest. Continue reading Leavenworth Oktoberfest and Other Bavarian Fun
Perhaps ones of the most beautiful fall season—and likely all-season—hikes around. Yellow Aster Butte gets rave reviews online and by me and my hiking partner. Fiery colors and views of the Cascade Volcanoes make this trail a 5-star, sweat-inducing, awe-inspiring trail. Continue reading Yellow Aster Butte Trail
An explanation of how Where in Washington came about. Continue reading What is Where in Washington?