Category: National Parks

Yellowstone in Color

What can I say about Yellowstone National Park that hasn’t been said before? That I was thrilled to make another trip – our 7th, but who’s counting? – and it was the best yet! We were desperate to travel and a road trip to… Continue Reading “Yellowstone in Color”

Postcards from Yellowstone

We’ve been on an amazing road trip for the past week and I can’t resist sharing two of my favorite places in Yellowstone National Park with you! Grand Prismatic Spring Last time we were in Yellowstone we took a boardwalk to see the massive hot… Continue Reading “Postcards from Yellowstone”

Hurricane Ridge – A look at the Olympic Mountains

I’ve showed you many pictures from our various travels in Olympic National Park – the forests – the lakes and the rugged beaches – all are wonderful. But I haven’t showed you much of Hurricane Ridge even though it’s probably the most visited place… Continue Reading “Hurricane Ridge – A look at the Olympic Mountains”

A Wow Hike on the Flanks of Mt. Rainier

Of all the hikes I’ve done on Mt. Rainier – and there have been many I’m a local after all – this was the best – the Golden Gate and Skyline Trails on the flanks of the mountain! It was a perfect day for… Continue Reading “A Wow Hike on the Flanks of Mt. Rainier”

Whimsical Iron Sculptures at Mt Rainier

Not far from the Longmire entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park you’ll pass the Recycled Spirits of Iron Sculpture Park. Don’t. Be sure and stop to wander the grounds among the whimsical sculptures, the creation of Dan Klennert. He shares his wonderful creations with… Continue Reading “Whimsical Iron Sculptures at Mt Rainier”

Road Trip Part 2 – The Magnificent Redwoods!

The Coast Redwoods are the tallest trees in the world and among the oldest living things on earth but you have to see them to believe it. They’re found on a thin strip of land 450 miles long and 25 miles wide, along the… Continue Reading “Road Trip Part 2 – The Magnificent Redwoods!”

Nature’s Fallen at Rialto Beach

For this week’s Sunday Still’s Photo Challenge I remembered the fallen at Rialto Beach. We first discovered Rialto Beach on a trip to Olympic National Park in 2017 and it instantly became my favorite. Wild and remote, it’s littered with fallen trees and logs.… Continue Reading “Nature’s Fallen at Rialto Beach”

Ohanapecosh! A Day Trip to Mt. Rainier

I’m lucky to have Mt. Rainier National Park in my backyard – close enough to make a day trip whenever the mood strikes. Yesterday it did and we headed south to Ohanapecosh. The Ohanapecosh River is perhaps the most beautiful river in the park,… Continue Reading “Ohanapecosh! A Day Trip to Mt. Rainier”

Fishing at Mineral Lake and Mt. Rainier

Though truth be told, I just go along for the ride, Bob does all the fishing. Mineral Lake sits in the Cascade foothills near Mt. Rainier and Bob remembers coming here way back in the last century. I told you about that already in… Continue Reading “Fishing at Mineral Lake and Mt. Rainier”

Ruby Beach at Olympic National Park

Even the name is beautiful. On our recent trip to Olympic National Park we stopped to enjoy Ruby Beach on Washington’s wild Coast. Kalaloch just south may be more famous but to me Ruby Beach is more beautiful and mysterious. We arrived and walked… Continue Reading “Ruby Beach at Olympic National Park”

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