With its plentiful blue skies, sunshine, and warm temps, Eastern Washington’s Coulee Country offers a fantastic spring reprieve from Western Washington’s drizzle as well as some of the state’s most amazing geological wonders! The earth’s once largest waterfall? A soapy lake similar in alkalinity to the Jupiter moons? Consider a weekend road trip to soak up the sun and explore these incredible attractions!
This time of year just about every Seattleite is ready for sun! The solution? Pack your sunscreen and running shoes and book a flight to sunny Sedona, Arizona! A long weekend amongst its magical red rocks will leave you rebalanced, recharged, reenergized. And you’ll get a nice suntan too!
Hot springs have been used as a natural medicine for centuries and are rich in minerals that increase blood flow and circulation. If you’re looking for a fun adventure and a little warmth, soak your way to better health by visiting one of Washington’s natural hot springs. These three springs offer a little something for everyone and have an incredible history.
Exploring alpine lakes is perfect for summer or when higher peaks are snowed in. Check off one or more of these four lake lists and if you’re a Mountaineers member, you can earn some cool awards! I’ve barely been to any of these, so I have my work cut out for me this year!
Need a fun way to challenge yourself this year? Consider tackling one or more of these 8 Washington State Peak Lists. Some can be completed in a season and others might take your whole life, but whether you’re a hiker, scrambler, or mountaineer, each one has something for everyone. Get out there in 2016 and get your challenge on!
Disappointment over my failed JMT attempt was replaced by excitement when I somehow lucked into Whitney day hike permits AND clearing smoke conditions. Standing on top of the Whitney summit at 14,505′ with my dad and stepmom right next to me was proof that life rarely unfolds exactly as planned.
Ever just want to get in the car, hit the open road, and see where the wind takes you? If you’re looking for itinerary ideas and want to sample some of Oregon’s amazing diversity I’ve got a fantastic 650 mile Oregon road trip loop with waterfalls, mountains, volcanoes, high desert, a beautiful river, sand dunes, and the ocean!
I can’t believe it’s been a year since I joined family and friends in the Grand Canyon to complete the toughest and most memorable hike I’ve ever done: the Rim to the River and back in a day. I won’t soon forget this experience in one of the most fantastic places in the world.