Southwest Washington’s ‘Secret’ River Trail

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Looking for a quiet trail that’s one of southwest Washington’s best kept secrets? Have I got a deal for you! Lace up those boots and explore an old pioneer cemetery atop a lonely, green-garbed hillside hugging the Johns River Wildlife … Continued

Black Diamonds and Saving Private Highin’

  There I was. Chugging down-trail from a postcard-perfect afternoon at Indian Henry’s Hunting Ground at Mount Rainier. We switchbacked through old growth forests and high country meadows marinaded in wildflowers and fall finery. Lunched at the back country patrol … Continued

4 ‘Go To’ Hikes at Mount Rainier

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I’ve been hiking Mount Rainier National Park since shortly after the discovery of fire. (Well, actually, since the 1960s. But who’s counting?) People sometimes ask me, “What’s the best trail at Mount Rainier?” Or, “What’s your favorite hike inside the … Continued

5 Top Early Season Trails at Mount Rainier

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You’re not into snow shoeing. Hip-dip snow makes you break out in hives. But you’re still rarin’ to hit the trails at Mount Rainier National Park. Given the amount of snow that’s been dumped on the Mountain this winter, you … Continued