Tag: Trails

Hiking in Paradise – Reflection Lakes, Bench Lake and Snow Lake

Our last day in Paradise had a bit of everything – mountain views, crystal clear lakes, wildflowers and wildlife. We woke up early and left the Paradise Inn for the trailhead to Bench Lake and Snow Lake, just a few miles down the road.… Continue Reading “Hiking in Paradise – Reflection Lakes, Bench Lake and Snow Lake”

The Other Side of the Mountain- Sunrise and Silver Falls at Mt Rainier

It was only two weeks ago that I took you to Paradise on the south side of Mt. Rainier National Park – here – if you missed it. But that didn’t stop us from returning again, this time to Sunrise, on the east side… Continue Reading “The Other Side of the Mountain- Sunrise and Silver Falls at Mt Rainier”

A Nature Walk in Green

In my last post I lamented our rainy spring here in the Great Northwest, too much for even the most hardened local. Still, it does make for some delicious shades of green. Yesterday, there was a break in the weather so we headed to… Continue Reading “A Nature Walk in Green”

An Early Spring Hike on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River

I never cease to be amazed at the beauty of Washington State. Just over an hour away past North Bend we enjoyed these vistas while hiking along the middle fork of the Snoqualmie River. We started out on the Oxbow Loop Trail with this… Continue Reading “An Early Spring Hike on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River”

Wenatchee Street Art

Last month we visited one of our favorite towns in Washington – Wenatchee, on the east side of the mountains where the sky is always blue and a river runs through it, the mighty Columbia. We stayed in a new hotel on the banks… Continue Reading “Wenatchee Street Art”

Celebrating the Stony Walkers of Coulon

I love to walk at Coulon Park and no matter the season, I’m always joined by the stony walkers. Here they are on a sunny day, without a stitch on, but here they dressed for Valentine’s Day. Here they are on Memorial Day, and… Continue Reading “Celebrating the Stony Walkers of Coulon”

Secrets of the Green River Gorge

Yesterday while the weather was dry, we went to explore the Green River, taking the short but steep and hidden trail, down into the gorge. The river beckoned through the trees, and we stopped to enjoy its beautiful color and turbulent flowing water. And… Continue Reading “Secrets of the Green River Gorge”

That’s my picture!

Today I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when a post came up from the Washington Trails Association. “Hey, wait a minute,” I said. “That’s my picture!” Indeed, it was! I had submitted it a while ago to one of their photo contests and… Continue Reading “That’s my picture!”

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”

Rhapsody in Blue – Sculptures, Eagles and a Mountain in Tacoma!

Yesterday we visited Tacoma and found everything blue! Outside the Art Museum was a sculpture by Marie Watt: Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek; and nearby was the Chihuly Bridge of Glass. At Ruston Way the blue sky merged into the bay where… Continue Reading “Rhapsody in Blue – Sculptures, Eagles and a Mountain in Tacoma!”

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