White Trail, White Peaks, Blanche Lake

After a long winter of skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, my legs needed to stretch – to hit the trail, to tread softly¬†through the trees, to explore. While winter’s white hadn’t quite released its grasp at the higher levels, Lake Blanche proved its name in beauty and color. Located in the center of the TwinContinue reading “White Trail, White Peaks, Blanche Lake”

Dry Creek Falls Hike

Looking for a quick afternoon hike in the Columbia Gorge? Pack a picnic, your tag-along-pup (or kids) and follow the Pacific Crest Trail for 2.2 miles to Dry Creek Falls, surrounded by a lovely, lush basalt amphitheater.¬†While the trail may be named dry creek, water flows here year round, making it a wonderful trail forContinue reading “Dry Creek Falls Hike”

Ancient Arches, Oh-My!

Over 2,000 natural arches flirt with gravity at Arches National Park. With an unpredictable future, right now is the best time to visit this red rock wonderland. Formed by wind over thousands and thousands of years, the arches show off the amazing transformation of nature and offer a glance back in geological time. While thereContinue reading “Ancient Arches, Oh-My!”

20 Things to Do in the Winter in Oregon & around the Northwest

When winter hits it’s easy to just wrap yourself in that cozy afghan that you grandma crocheted, to turn on a movie and tune out to the wild weather outside. I have to admit that I fall into this trap more often than I like to admit, but I always regret a day wasted inside.Continue reading “20 Things to Do in the Winter in Oregon & around the Northwest”

Boulder Cave Hike

Explore the Washington Cascades’ underbelly at Boulder Cave. Located just minutes off of highway 410 in the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests, Boulder Cave Trail is a short 1.5 mile loop hike great for young families looking for a little adventure! The trail weaves first through Ponderosa Pine trees before it drops down to theContinue reading “Boulder Cave Hike”