Category: Washington

Olympic Peninsula: Pyramid Peak Trail

Our second hike after Hurricane Ridge was the Pyramid Peak Trail. We had intended initially to hike the Spruce Railroad trail but it was closed so we took a different trail from the same trailhead. To get to the North Shore Day Use Area you travel up highway 101 to the end of the lake

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2020 In Review

This year has not been what I expected it to be. Trips had to changed, cancelled and limited to places we could social distance. Despite that I still had some amazing experiences. Trips: Wimberley Central Kansas Pacific Northwest For all these trips we did our best to social distance or we visited at non peak

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Olympic Peninsula: Lake Crescent

When visiting Olympic National Park make sure to make time for Lake Crescent. I don’t mean just look out the window as you drive past it on the way to the beach or the Hoh Rainforest. Stop, look at the vibrant view of the water, read the informational signs, hike the trails. This part of

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Olympic Peninsula: Hurricane Ridge

Our first morning we decided to drive up to Hurricane Ridge. From research we knew that the visitor center at the top was closed for the season but the one at the bottom, in Port Angeles, was open, with proper social distancing. There are a few visitor centers but due to Covid and the lateness

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Olympic Peninsula: Fir Haven Retreat

When planning our wedding and honeymoon we split the work. Keltin took the honeymoon and I planned the wedding. We would get things okayed by the other before making a final decision but all the research was done by one or the other. Keltin found this adorable Airbnb. We wanted something that allowed us to

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Olympic Peninsula: Washington Brewed

Back in 2017 while traveling in Alaska I found a beer that was so good it has haunted my memory of good beer since then. I found it when I first started drinking craft beer and I’ve been looking for it since then but unfortunately the beer is not sold in Texas. It is called

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Olympic Peninsula: Port Angeles

After Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, a brief visit to Olympia and a long drive up winding roads we finally made it to Port Angeles. We had done some research and knew where we wanted to eat but during a pandemic with restaurant limiting seating it is difficult to get a table. Word of

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Paperback Perils: Turn Around Time

Title: Turn Around TimeAuthor: David GutersonPublication Date: 2019Publishing House: Mountaineers Books If you follow my site you know that I love to read. Stories enchant me. When visiting the Pacific Northwest Keltin and I found our way into a book store. I wanted to find a book that was tied to the region in some

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Olympic Peninsula: Olympia

After leaving Seattle we still had some time to kill before we could check-in to our Airbnb and we decided to take quite a detour and drive down to Olympia to see the capital. The drive was beautiful. In Texas the trees do change color but we don’t get nearly as many colors: reds in

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Olympic Peninsula: Gum Wall and the Space Needle

A couple months before our honeymoon we came across a list of over hyped attractions in each state and the one for Washington was the Gum Wall located at Pike Place Market, so of course we had to go see it. Here is the thing, this is not just a Gum Wall, no this is

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