Winter in the Methow Valley

I’ve been visiting the Methow Valley for a few years now, but this was my first winter trip. When planning the trip a year ago, we decided that this would be our time to try Nordic or skate skiing.  After all, the Methow Valley has over 120 miles of trails. Maybe it was the fact that we were so excited about our new snowshoes, but … Continue reading Winter in the Methow Valley

Snowshoeing at Paradise

Have you ever tried a new activity and quickly wondered why you have gone your whole life without that activity? That’s exactly how I felt the first time I went snowshoeing. In the PNW, we’ve had an awesome winter. (Although, it’s not so great for snow, which is unfortunate since I’m finally at a point in life where I can afford to ski.) One Saturday in … Continue reading Snowshoeing at Paradise

Ranger Falls Hike

Last February I hiked up to Ranger Falls in the Mt. Rainer National Park.  We parked at the Carbon River entrance, and walked along an old park road for about three miles.  You then take the Green Lake trailhead, and walk up for about a mile. We didn’t continue onto Green Lake because it was pretty snowy. Round trip it was about 10 miles, most of … Continue reading Ranger Falls Hike