You’ve seen the photos—Washington’s unofficial “most-Instagrammed” waterfall—and you wonder if it’s really all that cool. Franklin Falls is a photographer’s dream. A wild and tall falls just a quick 30 min walk to and fro, that’s suitable for absolutely any age and capability (read: very easy). It’s worth walking to in the rain or snow, and I’m looking forward to getting back there when it’s frozen. Continue reading Franklin Falls: Washington’s Unofficial “Most-Instagrammed” Waterfall
It doesn’t quite feel like the holidays until you’ve seen a light dusting of snow that finally sticks to the ground. It gently covers everything in sight and makes you feel pure bliss for wintertime, if only for a brief moment. We couldn’t have picked a better trail to experience pure bliss on than Annette Lake Trail in North Bend, WA. Continue reading First Snow at Annette Lake Trail
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?