Grove of the Patriarchs
Mount Rainier

Sourdough Ridge Trail
Sunrise, Mount Rainier

Where to enjoy nature in Technicolor.

Life's too short to go on lesser hikes.

Golden Gate Trail
Paradise, Mount Rainier

Should I buy my child a special ergonomic telescoping titanium trekking pole? 

When my husband, Daniel, and I go camping for the weekend, there are no tents involved. We do not drag Therm-a-Rests or tarps out of the garage; we do not strap carefully rolled sleeping bags onto backpacks.

Salt Creek 
A Family Affair
Where: North side of the Olympic Peninsula on the Strait of Juan de Fuca