Feel Like Royalty on Mount Storm King in Olympic National Park

It took approximately 7 months to make it across the Sound and over to the Olympic Mountains. Too long, but Mount Storm King made for an incredibly scenic and ass-kicking first hike in Olympic National Park. I’d recommend this short, 2,000 ft stairmaster to anyone looking for regal views, mildly sweaty palms and buns of steel. Go on a windy day and you will absolutely feel like a king (or queen) upon it’s summit, and you might just be the only one up there. Continue reading Feel Like Royalty on Mount Storm King in Olympic National Park

Yellow Aster Butte

Yellow Aster Butte Trail

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