Camping, Hiking, Mount Rainier National Park, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Olympic National Park, United States, Washington, Waterfalls

Whirlwind Washington – Part 2: Hurricane Ridge, Point Wilson, Mount Rainier, and Billy Frank Jr Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Time to wrap up talking about my busy week and a half I spent in Washington in May 2022! (Yes, I blogged these incredibly after the fact, and I do not even have an excuse!). You can read Part 1 here, which covered fun stuff like the Hoh Rainforest and Rialto Beach. Let's first talk… Continue reading Whirlwind Washington – Part 2: Hurricane Ridge, Point Wilson, Mount Rainier, and Billy Frank Jr Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

Camping, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Olympic National Park, United States, Washington

Whirlwind Washington – Part 1: Quinault Big Sitka, Hoh Rainforest, and Rialto Beach

Well, aren't these blog posts just ridiculously delayed or what?! In May 2022 I spent a week and a half in Washington. I had flown out to climb Mount Saint Helens, but since that only takes a day, there were more adventures to be had! Not sure why it took me so long to get… Continue reading Whirlwind Washington – Part 1: Quinault Big Sitka, Hoh Rainforest, and Rialto Beach

Hiking, United States, Washington

Washington Hiked: Mount Rose

Lemonade out of lemons... or because my brain is wonky, lemons out of lemonade as I kept saying. With weather that had moved in, the Mount Saint Helens climb was called off (I mean, it dropped like 38" of snow... we weren't being wimpy, we were being smart!). Eric and Jen debated which mountain we… Continue reading Washington Hiked: Mount Rose

Camping, Hiking, Oregon, United States, Washington, Waterfalls

MLK Adventure Weekend

Take the chance, buy the plane tickets, wake up in strange places! A chance "follow" on Instagram led to reconnecting with a long lost friend and proceeding to plan all the adventures. With an upcoming long weekend, I nabbed flights to Portland, Oregon on sale, tossed on the brand new mountaineering boots and stuffed clothes… Continue reading MLK Adventure Weekend

Activities, Cape Disappointment State Park, Lewis and Clark National Park, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, Oregon, United States, Washington, Work Travel Life

PNW Teaser – Part 4: Cape Disappointment & Everything along the way back to the airport

Our final day, and we were sad. The weather decided to match our mood, and it was pouring rain as we stepped out of our cozy room at Ocean Shores Resort. Such melancholy šŸ˜¦ We would have a few hours of driving to reach our first destination of the day, Cape Disappointment. We set out… Continue reading PNW Teaser – Part 4: Cape Disappointment & Everything along the way back to the airport