Life's too short to go on lesser hikes.

Golden Gate Trail
Paradise, Mount Rainier

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First reason to hike tonight: It's not raining! Second reason: Sunset isn't until 8:25 p.m. And third, after our spring monsoon season, you know you need to move that butt!

If you haven't yet had the pleasure of touring Discovery Park in Magnolia, join a Seattle Park's docent on a 3.5 mile walk there this coming Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. (ages 18+ only).

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

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.