Three Western Washington Wilderness Hikes you can do throughout the Winter

Heavy snowfall has finally returned to the Cascades. If you’re a seasoned hiker who has spent many a year here—you know that winter travel in the high country can be extremely demanding, difficult—and downright dangerous. Avalanches, deep snow wells, and hypothermia are all killers and should not be taken lightly. If contending with these real […]


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 […]


Klahowya Tillicum

Have you ever given much thought to where many of the place names for our mountains, rivers and other natural features were derived from? Contrary to what many hikers think–these place names are not of Native American origin (entirely), but of Chinook Jargon. Not an actual language, Chinook Jargon is a collection of several hundred words […]