15 Great PNW Trails To Get Your Heart Going & Your Mind Slowing

Walking is a natural activity with many health and mental benefits. So is hiking. Hiking offers all the health and other benefits associated with walking. Think of hiking as walking with attitude. In the Great Outdoors. Here are 15 Pacific … Continued

Olympic Adventure: the Quinault Rain Forest Loop

Ready to adventure through so much green you’ll think you’ve landed in the Emerald City? How about rollicking waterfalls, towering conifers, twittering song birds, laughing creeks, and shoreline views of one of the largest lakes on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula? Look … Continued

An ‘Olympic’ November to Remember

“So, what do you want to do for your birthday?” Chris asked. “Anything special for the big 5-9?” “How ’bout we day hike around Lake Quinault?” I chirped. It sounded like a good idea at the time. That’s the thing … Continued

10 Bucket-List Worthy PNW Hikes for Creaky Knees

What’s a “creaky knees hike”? Well, a creaky knees hike is not the trail equivalent of lacing up your boots for a mad dash to the Lazy Boy to pump 12 ounce curls of Pepsi. You don’t need to be … Continued

Discover Fantastic Falls, Pristine Parks of Lewis County, WA

Mount Rainier so dominates Northwest geography that worthy nearby locales are easily overlooked. But when summer throngs clog the Queen of the Cascades, solitude and serenity can be found just a few miles south of the great Mountain along the … Continued