Category: National Parks

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – At Mt. Rainier National Park

Yesterday we headed south to one of our favorite local attractions – Mt. Rainier National Park. It was perfect hiking weather as we started our adventure at Longmire on the Trail of the Shadows. Afterwards we took the scenic road to Paradise, stopping at… Continue Reading “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – At Mt. Rainier National Park”

Lake Quinault in Black and White

A serene lake at dawn. In black and white to match my somber mood. Sharing with CBWC. ~ Susanne

A Walk in the Hoh Rain Forest, one of the Quietest Places on Earth

This was not our first trip to the Hoh Rain Forest – we’re Washingtonians and have been many times before. But it was perhaps the most wonderful, for in the dead of winter we had the Hall of Mosses trail to ourselves. At the… Continue Reading “A Walk in the Hoh Rain Forest, one of the Quietest Places on Earth”

Enjoying the Elements at Magnificent Ruby Beach

On our recent trip to Lake Quinault, we stopped by Ruby Beach on Washington’s wild and rugged coast. We took the short trail down, stopping to look through the trees at the beach below, which was mostly socked in by fog. At the end… Continue Reading “Enjoying the Elements at Magnificent Ruby Beach”

Wildlife from our Trip to Lake Quinault

For this week’s Sunday Stills Challenge, I thought I’d share from our recent trip to Lake Quinault on the Olympic Peninsula. Although most of the animals seemed to be tucked away for winter, I did see a lot of birds including crows. Yes, I… Continue Reading “Wildlife from our Trip to Lake Quinault”

A Peaceful Lake and a Magical Walk in the Rainforest – At Lake Quinault

Earlier this week we spent a few days at Lake Quinault and once again fell in love with the calm and beauty of the lake, and the magic of the rainforest. It was a perfect time to visit the Quinault Valley. We spent our… Continue Reading “A Peaceful Lake and a Magical Walk in the Rainforest – At Lake Quinault”

Sunset over Lake Quinault

We happened to pick the best weather days this year to get away to Lake Quinault. The lake was completely still and reflected sunset perfectly. We also took the most enchanting walk through the rain forest which I hope to share later this week.… Continue Reading “Sunset over Lake Quinault”

Hiking Yosemite’s “Mist Trail”! Here’s Our STEEP Climb To The Vernal Waterfall!

Originally posted on johnrieber:
“The last few hundred meters up the Vernal Falls trail are stairs cut into the cliffside…” With that simple line, the National Park Service warned us that a very steep climb was ahead of us! Welcome To Yosemite’s “Mist Trail!”…

A Medley of Frosty

I wanted to participate in this week’s Sunday Stills Christmas Song Lyric Challenge and went looking for the holly and the ivy. Unfortunately, they were not full grown so I had to settle for these berries in my garden. Then I considered other Christmas… Continue Reading “A Medley of Frosty”

Half the Fun is Getting There! On the Road to Yellowstone

Some destinations are better than others and certainly Yellowstone is one of those. Still, half the fun of any road trip is getting there! We left Seattle after Labor Day and headed east on I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass where I never get tired of… Continue Reading “Half the Fun is Getting There! On the Road to Yellowstone”

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