Category Archive: Washington

Tri-County Habitat for Humanity, Walla Walla, Washington

Our 2 week build in Walla Walla was a wonderful experience. To begin, we were working on a house with an awesome partner family: Dakota, Aleesha, and their 3-year old twins Karsyn and… Continue reading

Hike to Colchuck Lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and Some Visits in the Seattle Area

Colchuck Lake was a hike recommended to us by some locals we hit up for trail recommendations; as is usually the case when you ask people who spend time enjoying the outdoors, the… Continue reading

Rainy Days in the Cascades

Our third day in the Northern Cascades was not only rainy but completely fogged in and so we decided to cut our losses and head down the mountain early and to do touristy… Continue reading

A Couple Hikes in the Washington Northern Cascades: Cutthroat Lake and Easy Pass

After crossing back into the US we began journeying west over the northern Cascade Mountains in Washington through Okanogan National Forest. In search of a hike we stopped at the trailhead for Cutthroat… Continue reading

Top Ten Favorite Hikes

My previous post was a list of my all time favorite places but because I find it hard to compare the different experiences, I decided to write a post dedicated to my favorite… Continue reading

(Top Ten) Favorite Places

I’m always asked what my favorite place has been, by both my friends and people I meet on my travels, and I feel a little silly not having an answer. I can usually… Continue reading

Cape Disappointment: A Hike to a Lighthouse Leads to an Abandoned Battery

I stayed overnight near Cape Disappointment and in the morning decided to hike the bluff to the eponymous Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. Starting at Waikiki Beach, I climbed to the top, where the still-active… Continue reading

North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park is a remarkable place, combining the grandeur of the northern Cascade Mountain Range and all its attendant 300+ glaciers with both temperate rainforest in the west and dry ponderosa… Continue reading

An Evening Walk at Cape Disappointment

View from my evening walk at Cape Disappointment State Park on my last night in Washington.

Mount St. Helens. Or, Those are Regular Trash Cans!

Mount St. Helens National Monument showcases the aftermath of the devastating 1980 eruption, inviting visitors to explore the various changes to the landscape. Far from being completely surrounded by barren lava fields, Mount… Continue reading