My last trip in the States, I decided to wander #washington
Aimed for a different location but failed, we discovered this sweet spot instead and had it all to ourselves. This photo captivated the moment I was walking out to the edge, wishing to absorb it all for the last time before leaving my home for the past 5 years.
This hike can be accessed by Mt Rainier National Park west entrance. There’s a $30/vehicle/7days entrance fee but you can also penny pinch by getting one of the Anual Passes, just make sure to double check the appropriate one for each trail.
Who loves Seattle? We’re working on a blog post of favorite dog-friendly things to do in Seattle, and we’d love your input! Shout out your fave pup-friendly Seattle places and activities below. 👇🏻
Also DM me any awesome pup pics you have in Seattle and we may feature them in our blog with credit and link to your Insta account! 🐕 | @_miloaf #thenorthwestdog
Went looking for the eclipse last night and got this cool long exposure of the foggy valley below off the freeway.
The cloud painting in the sky will never be the same again, so look up.
Where have you guys been hiking?🏔
Nature selfies are a thing.. right? 😅🏔🤳🏾
“And I took you by the hand. And we stood tall. And remembered our own land. What we lived for.”
The weather outside was frightful, but the crew was so delightful. ‘Twas a weekend of birthdays, white outs, and river romping. #moodyweatherdontcare
Hit Lake Cle Elum today. Got a few decent shots.
Felt the government shutdown in a minor way last weekend when the forest service road to our planned hike was closed. Luckily we found the Pratt River Trail nearby and a few miles in followed the sign pointing to Big Tree. It was hard to miss: a Douglas Fir towering over everything else. The sign at its trunk says it's 9.5' in diameter and 250' tall. #hiking #pnwonderland #pnwhiking #wanderwashington
One of the best Olympic Hiking Co. memories of 2018 was a hike I led in late July with two awesome clients Araceli and Gabby making their 2nd annual trip to Olympic National Park. This year’s trip was a bit more adventurous with longer day hikes and more elevation gained for our three action-packed days of private tours. On a hot summer day in late July, we ran into the thick fog bank from the Pacific Ocean marine air at Shi Shi beach. We experienced nearly a 30 degree drop in temperature! Here we hiked 4 miles one-way to Point of the Arches at Shi Shi beach, timed perfectly with the low tide. Here the fog created an incredible scene as massive sea stacks finally appeared in the horizon once we were less than 100 feet away. If you look carefully, you’ll see the bright colored rain jackets of our adventurers in a sea stack cave! At Shi Shi, we hopped between tide pools, explored inside the big sea stack cave, watched bald eagles soar above us, and experienced an amazing solitude that you’re only able to receive once you’re deep in the wilderness of Olympic. An amazing “summer” day at Shi Shi!
The dynamic duo of @pacificnorthwanderers
explored the beautiful @whitepass
Nordic Center and stayed with us! •
Read about their adventure here! •
heard they even had some of your tasty brews!
"You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves."
- Lito Tejada-Flores
I've hiked Mt. Pilchuck several times, and each time I was either socked in or summer wildfire haze obstructed the view. At the start of today's winter hike I didn't expect to see much due to cloud cover. I hiked it anyway. Just before reaching the summit the skies opened up and I was gifted with this amazing view during the last couple hours before sunset.
It’s okay to look back at the past, just don’t stare.
Whenever we have guests visiting us in Seattle or people coming to visit Seattle, they always refer to us to come up with some great hikes they can experience - but aren’t too hard since they are beginners and new to hiking in the Pacific Northwest. So we thought we would make a blog post just for that! Link in profile for the best beginner hikes near Seattle (and spoiler alert - this dreamy fire lookout is on the list)!
Ah, the joy of things cut in half. That is, Stephen Biesty's "Incredible Cross-Sections" - was this book a part of anyone else's childhood? 🤔
Sunset and sea creature views from one of my favorite stretches of highway-