How to Plan an Incredible Pacific Northwest Road Trip
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How to Plan an Incredible Pacific Northwest Road Trip

Looking to plan an amazing Pacific Northwest road trip? You’re in the right place. We live in Portland, Oregon, and we regularly venture north from our home base in Oregon to explore every corner of the Pacific Northwest (some corners more than others).  Some of our favorite memories from the past few years (including when…

What to Do at Mount Rainier: Complete Guide for First Timers
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What to Do at Mount Rainier: Complete Guide for First Timers

Growing up in the Seattle area, I (Matt here!) spent what probably adds up to hours of my life gaping at the towering, snowcapped peak of Mount Rainier on sunny summer days around Washington State (you can basically see it from the entire western half of the state). The thing that stands out about Mount…

Visiting Mount Rainier National Park: What You Need to Know 
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Visiting Mount Rainier National Park: What You Need to Know 

Planning on visiting Mount Rainier National Park? You’re in the right place. We love Mount Rainier National Park, and make AT LEAST one (usually more) trip every summer from our home down in Portland up to the park. Growing up in Seattle, Matt and his family judged the weather – at least in part –…

Hiking near Seattle: A Complete Guide (23 Great Hikes + Map)
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Hiking near Seattle: A Complete Guide (23 Great Hikes + Map)

If you’re here, chances are you’re interested in doing some hiking near Seattle. If that’s the case, you’re in the right place! While we live in Portland now, Matt grew up in the Seattle area (in Issaquah, which is where a few of the closer-in hikes below are located) and we regularly come up to…

The Best Hikes in Washington State: Our 25 Favorite Trails
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The Best Hikes in Washington State: Our 25 Favorite Trails

Despite growing up in the Seattle area, I (Matt here!) had never really explored the hiking trails in Washington State until relatively recently. By the time I was into hiking, which is all thanks to Alysha who was essentially born with a backpack on, I had moved down to California with an eye on making…

How to Hike the Jaw-Dropping Burroughs Mountain Trail
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How to Hike the Jaw-Dropping Burroughs Mountain Trail

The Burroughs Mountain Trail in Mount Rainier National Park is full of never ending views, which puts it in our top tier of hikes in the park. At first, you get a clear view of Mount Rainier while you traverse Sourdough Ridge, then it disappears behind the burroughs while you ascend the first burroughs (we’ll…