Tag: Hiking

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!”…

Atmospheric Rivers Above and Below!

You may have heard by now that the Pacific Northwest has been visited by an atmospheric river, also known as the Pineapple Express. Long narrow bands of water transported from the tropics in the atmosphere has meant lots of rain the last couple of… Continue Reading “Atmospheric Rivers Above and Below!”

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”

I’m Singing and Hiking in the Rain!

After 51 days straight without any measurable precipitation we finally had rain in Seattle, and I said bring it on! To celebrate this first rainy day of summer we went for a hike in the woods at Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, with a smile on… Continue Reading “I’m Singing and Hiking in the Rain!”

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