With feeling a bit more confident in my backpacking skills, I’m planning to tackle my first multi-night backpacking trip this year! There’s ton’s of options here, some available even now!
The ‘Issaquah Alps” is the unofficial name for the mountainous lands around Issaquah, including Poo Poo Point, Cougar Mountain, Squak Mountain, Tiger Mountain, and Rattlesnake Ledge. There’s miles of trails here, with a little something for everyone!
As I’ve mentioned, Orcas Island is the most rugged of the San Juan Islands, at least for those wanting to hike. The peak of the island, Mount Constitution, is inside Moran State Park–but there’s easier hikes too!
The San Juan Islands are a wonderous retreat. While there’s nearly 200 named islands, the big ones–Lopez, San Juan, and Orcas–are easily accessible by ferry. Orcas is the most rugged of the San Juans in terms of hiking peaks and valleys.
Between a job that has me actually working most of the time and a new puppy, I am SERIOUSLY dropping the ball on posting. With the pup needing shorter distnaces, shorter car rides, and snow-free trails, we’ve been exploring some of the local park and trail networks. I’ve posted about Lord Hill, Lime Kiln, Heybrook […]
The PNW has a tiny window–sometimes a non-existent one–between when fall color is out and when they either fade or get covered by snow. Mama Boots and I decided to squeeze one last colorful hike in and we still had some snow!
Okay, I’ll admit it: I am a basic, fall-loving gal. Give me football, pumpkin spice lattes, and some leaves changing colors. I love everything about fall–including fall hiking here in the PNW.