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 […]
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 […]
Don’t Feed The Ticks!
Put all your cougar, bear, wolf, and Sasquatch fears aside. The biggest nuisances on the trail you’re sure to encounter this spring—especially if you venture south and east are ticks. While they’re not too much of a concern in Western Washington, their range is expanding and areas that were once tick free are now crawling […]