Top Hikes of Olympic National Forest: Lena Lake & Jefferson Lake

LENA LAKE Distance (RT): 7.0 miles Rating: Moderate Elevation gain: 1,610 feet Dogs okay If you only have time for one day hike in Olympic National Forest shouldering the Hood Canal, put Lower Lena Lake and Jefferson Lake at the … Continued

Hiking an Emerald Cathedral: Washington’s Spectacular Hoh Rain Forest

Ever visited a massive cathedral drenched in emerald green? Put western Washington’s Hoh River Valley and Rain Forest on your bucket list. Indeed, the colossal conifers that dominate the Hoh Rain Forest make it one of the most spectacular examples … 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

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