Eleanor Creek Trailhead

Mt. Rainier’s Northern Traverse

Standing high above the White River, I gazed up at the looming heights of the Willis Wall, a vast snow encrusted cliff of black rock[Read More…]

by September 10, 2015 0 comments Trails
The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail spans three National Parks, seven National Forests, and three mountain ranges on its way from the Continental Divide to the Pacific Ocean. Source:

Nonstop Hike from Montana to the Pacific Ocean Coming Soon

Lace up your hiking boots and grab your backpack, the 1,200 mile Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail from Glacier National Park to the Washington Coast[Read More…]

by September 8, 2015 0 comments Trails
Meander Meadow Trip Report

Meander Meadow Trip Report

The hike up to Meander Meadow offers incredible mountain views, beautiful fields of wildflowers and lots of wildlife, making it worth the total lack of[Read More…]

by August 5, 2015 0 comments Trails
Trail above Sunrise campsite, the morning started hot with temperatures reaching the 90s.  The next day brought thunder and lightning showers.  Photo by Sheri Goodwin.

Shades of Mount Rainier on the Wonderland Trail

I felt fortunate when I won the National Park Service lottery to hike the 90-miles (plus) around Mount Rainier on the Wonderland Trail. However, by[Read More…]

by August 3, 2015 0 comments Community, Trails
Trip Report: Camp Muir, Mount Rainier

Trip Report: Camp Muir, Mount Rainier

Planning a trek up the Big One – Mount Rainier – gets my adrenaline pumping the minute I start packing my backpack. My husband and[Read More…]

by July 31, 2015 0 comments Trails
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Best Camping Spots in Washington

In Washington, great places to camp are nearly endless. But it’s summertime, which means you’re going to want to make the most of every weekend.[Read More…]

by July 27, 2015 0 comments Community, Trails
Happy Ridge Trail

Happy Ridge Trail

I recently took a 3 day backpacking trip along one of Olympic National Parks’ little hiked ridge trails. The Happy Lake Ridge Trail is one[Read More…]

by July 16, 2015 0 comments Trails
Catch the dramatic views and falls from the middle of the Boetzke Creek Trestle Bridge.  Photo by Sheri Goodwin.

Iron Horse Trail: A Trail Report with Three Secrets, Flaky Crust and Fruit Filling

Sometimes hiking in the Pacific Northwest is about pie… yes pie. In an effort to shake off the cobwebs of winter and get ready for[Read More…]

by July 2, 2015 0 comments Trails
Hiking Hawaii’s Puna Trail

Hiking Hawaii’s Puna Trail

The Big Island of the Hawaiian Islands has many rich and magnificent hiking trails. On the Windward, or east, side of the island is a[Read More…]

by June 30, 2015 0 comments Trails
Mailbox Peak via the Old Trail: Trip Report

Mailbox Peak via the Old Trail: Trip Report

A trip up Mailbox Peak via the Old Trail (7.3 miles roundtrip) – another hike checked off the bucket list. The views from Mailbox are phenomenal,[Read More…]

by June 24, 2015 0 comments Trails