Escape to the Sun: Five Great Northwest Rainshadow Hikes

Fair weather hikers rejoice! You don’t need to hang up your hiking boots during the rainy season thanks to our rainshadows. What’s a rainshadow? It’s an effect caused by mountains capturing rain clouds on their windward slopes; then wringing them out leaving the leeward slopes dry. It can be quite dramatic like on the Olympic […]


Five Great Western Washington Rail Trails — Great trails to train on!

  I love rail trails and some of my favorite winter hiking destinations and year round running routes throughout Washington are on rail trails. Rail trails offer safe traffic free running routes. They’re gently graded. They can be found all over the state from major urban areas to the state’s remotest regions. Many rail trails […]


Independence Day Themed Hikes to set you Free!

Happy Independence Day! Hiking and spending time in the outdoors is a great way to celebrate our nation’s independence. Our parks, forests and preserves are one of the best attributes of our nation (along with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness of course)! Here are eight great Independence Day themed Washington hikes for you […]