With the right gear, determination, and knowledge, almost any hike can be done year-round. But snow can be dangerous and tough, so I like to always have some ideas for snow-free trails year-round.
The doldrums of winter in the PNW. It’s a well-known joke about those deceptively sunny-but-cold days in February/March being known as ‘faux spring,’ but the mountains can still be too snow-filled for hikes. Enter the Issaquah Alps!
As mentioned last week, I spent ten days in beautiful Winthrop, WA dogsitting for my in-laws. I decided to treat all three dogs to a stroll at Pearrygin Lake State Park. If you think a novice should be walking three dogs at once, don’t.