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 in North Cascades National Park (For First Timers)
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Hiking in North Cascades National Park (For First Timers)

Looking for a guide that will give you the best hikes in North Cascades National Park and how to plan a North Cascades trip to tackle them? You’re in the right place! We’ve been to North Cascades National Park many times at this point, with plans to make additional trips this summer and fall.  Why…

A Complete Guide To Hiking The Yellow Aster Butte Trail
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A Complete Guide To Hiking The Yellow Aster Butte Trail

Looking for a hike up in Northern Washington with amazing views of Mount Baker and the other peaks of the North Cascades and impressive displays of wildflowers or fall color (depending on the season)? Let us introduce you to Yellow Aster Butte, one of our favorite hikes near Mount Baker (and in the entire state!)….

A Complete Guide to Hiking the Heather-Maple Pass Loop
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A Complete Guide to Hiking the Heather-Maple Pass Loop

Looking for a guide to hiking the Heather-Maple Pass Trail in the North Cascades? We’ve done this hike multiple times, and it’s our favorite hike in the state (and potentially the entire Pacific Northwest). We’re here to bring our experiences on the trail to help you plan an incredible day out in the wilderness of…

The Best Hikes near Seattle: A Complete Guide (20+ Hikes)
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The Best Hikes near Seattle: A Complete Guide (20+ Hikes)

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…