Location: Paradise, Mt. Rainier (2.5 hours from Seattle) Where do I begin, my friend Doris and I have been talking about snow camping with the PNW Outdoor Women's group since at least last summer. We have multiple friends that did it last year and only had good things to say so we put it on … Continue reading Mt. Rainier Snow Camping
Mileage: 9 EG: 2000 I had a free Saturday and rounded the girls up for a snow adventure. The 4 of us headed to the mountains early and donned our layers and layers. It was cooooold one. For Kendall Peak Lakes, you have to park at the Gold Creek Pond snopark. The snoparks take a … Continue reading Kendall Peak Lakes Snow Hike
Mileage: 8 EG: 3150 I previously did this hike last April on a perfect sunny day. This time around was a little different. My friend Caitlin and I wanted to hike on New Years Day (observed). I was not going to waste a day off! We chose the close Mt. Si. Less than an hour … Continue reading Mt. Si Winter Hike
Miles: 2 EG: 400 It was Christmas Eve and my husband had gotten out of a 30 hour shift midday. We still wanted to get outside so we opted for Franklin Falls. This was my second time doing it this year, but it was more frozen this time around. This hike has blown up in … Continue reading Franklin Falls Winter Hike
Location: Skyline Lake at Steven's Pass Mileage: 3.5 1,00 EG This one we knew we had to arrive bright and early as it shares the same parking lot as Steven's Pass Ski Resort. We arrived sometime after 8:30 donned our many, many layers of clothes and headed out. This hike is a short (steep) 1.5 … Continue reading Skyline Lake Snowshoe
First snowshoeing adventure- ever! Finally got to try out our new MSR Revo Explore in some fresh powder on the mountain loop highway. The road was full of snow/ slush/ ice and was pretty dangerous. The parking lot had not been closed off yet, but was full of deep snow. The 5 of us + … Continue reading Big Four Ice Caves Snowshoe
I was home for a wedding in Duluth, Minnesota so my friend and I decided to day trip up the North Shore of Lake Superior to Split Rock Light House and Gooseberry Falls.