The 18 Best Hikes at Mount Rainier: A Complete Hiking Guide
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The 18 Best Hikes at Mount Rainier: A Complete Hiking Guide

Whenever I’m in Seattle, which is fairly often since I grew up in the area and my family still lives there (though we now live in Portland), my favorite days are the ones where you can see Mount Rainier as you’re driving east on I-90 from Bellevue into Seattle. There’s nothing better than a clear…

The Comet Falls Trail: The Best Waterfall at Mount Rainier?
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The Comet Falls Trail: The Best Waterfall at Mount Rainier?

On our latest trip to Mount Rainier National Park, it was our goal to make it to the big four waterfalls in the Paradise area – Narada, Christine, Myrtle, and Comet Falls. By the evening of our last full day, we had checked off the first three, and we were planning on getting up at…

How to Hike the Incredible Skyline Loop Trail at Mt. Rainier
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How to Hike the Incredible Skyline Loop Trail at Mt. Rainier

When we think about our favorite hikes we’ve ever done, a few trails immediately spring to mind. One of those trails is the Skyline Loop Trail in Mount Rainier National Park, which we’ve now hiked multiple times spanning across different years. It is, without a doubt, at the top of our list of the best…

How to Hike the Seven Hanging Valleys Trail: Complete Guide
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How to Hike the Seven Hanging Valleys Trail: Complete Guide

Look, we’re from coastal California (which we realized over the course of our Algarve road trip is remarkably similar to the Algarve in terms of scenery, flora, and fauna) and we still thought this hike was spectacular. If you’re not used to sweeping coastal vistas, blue-green waters that perfectly contrast with the golden sand of…

5 Amazing Hikes on Orcas Island: A Complete Hiking Guide
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5 Amazing Hikes on Orcas Island: A Complete Hiking Guide

Orcas Island is our favorite of the San Juan Islands, and it makes a perfect weekend getaway from Seattle. We’re big hikers, which means we were a little disappointed to find that there really aren’t too many good hikes on San Juan Island, which is the most visited island in the archipelago. There are tons…