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Most people associate Bandera Mountain with day hiking during hot summer month when the upper slopes burst with wildflowers but this 5240 ft tall peak offers quite spectacular campsites as well. Just not… Continue reading

Cedar Creek Grist Mill

The distinct wooden structure of this water powered mill sits on the steep, rocky bank of Cedar Creek since 1876. It was built by John Woodham and his two sons who offered grain… Continue reading

Goose Rock

A short but somewhat steep hike from the south parking lot of Deception Pass bridge will take you to Goose Rock, the highest point on Whidbey Island, WA.  At 484 feet, Goose Rock… Continue reading

Lime Kiln Lighthouse

Situated in the Northwest corner of the United States San Juan Island is a breathtaking gem of deep forests surrounded by shining sea. The time seems to go slower here as you stroll… Continue reading

Skyline Loop

On a sunny day Paradise, WA is exactly what the name promises – a paradise of flowery meadows and never-ending views including those of several major volcanoes in Washington State. Variety of trails… Continue reading

Ptarmigan Ridge

If you are looking for trail that is relatively short and easy but doesn’t sacrifice views, Ptarmigan Ridge is one to consider. It lets your car do the hard work of raising from… Continue reading

Welcome Pass – Excelsior Peak Traverse

If you crave supreme views of the North Cascades, Excelsior Peak is guaranteed to satisfy your appetite. The vistas, including such icons as Mount Baker and Mount Skuksan, stretch all the way to… Continue reading

Tanks Lakes

The trail to Necklace Valley starts on a gentle grade gaining only about 600 feet in the first 5 miles as the path meanders through lush second-growth forest. In the spring and early… Continue reading

Lake of Angels – Upper Lena Traverse

High above the lush green valley floor where deer come to drink from the waters of Hamma Hamma river there is a small alpine lake nestled among rugged peaks, talus fields and waterfalls.… Continue reading

Burroughs Mountain Loop

From the countless variety of day hikes Mount Rainier NP has to offer Burroughs Mountain is one of my favorites. Most people pay it a visit in the summertime when the drive to… Continue reading