Lewis County

mt. rainier

Exploring the Mountain Town of Packwood, Washington

Nestled beneath the base of Mount Rainier National Park and surrounded by the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Packwood is the perfect destination for those looking to escape to the mountains…

Cowlitz Falls swimming hole in East Lewis County

Discovering Solitude And Serenity In East Lewis County

Mount Rainier so dominates Northwest geography that worthy nearby locales are easily overlooked. But when summer throngs clog the Queen of the Cascades, solitude and serenity can be found just…

A-frame in Packwood, Washington at Heartwood

Staying At Heartwood, Packwood’s Newest A-frame Cabin Rental

Pack your bags for a weekend in Packwood! You’ll want to mark a stay to this modern rustic cabin near Mount Rainier on your 2021 calendar. It was a pleasure…

mount rainier in winter

Planning a Winter Trip to Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier National Park is considered to be one of the snowiest places on Earth, having averaged more than 640 inches of snow per year between 1920 and 2011. In…

High Rock Lookout

Conquering High Rock Lookout Trail

Looking for a short and manageable hike with stunning 360-degree views that reward you? Look no further than Washington’s High Rock Trail located in the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest near Mount…

trees and snow

Spending a Weekend in Packwood, WA

Nestled between Mount Rainier National Park, Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Mount St. Helens on the Cowlitz River, the cozy town of Packwood offers the perfect mountain getaway experience. As…

Santa Lucia Coffee Centralia Day 24 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Santa Lucia Coffee Centralia, Washington Day 24 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Handcrafted and Micro Roasted Santa Lucia Coffee Roasters opened the doors at their current location in 2006. Why it took me 13 years to find them is the real mystery….

The Mountain Goat Coffee Company Packwood Day 20 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

The Mountain Goat Coffee Company Packwood, Washington Day 20 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Caution Elk Crossing The Mountain Goat Coffee Company has been serving coffee and bakery items to locals and outdoor enthusiasts since 2005. One of our readers suggested that I check…

Fiddlers Coffee Day 16 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Fiddlers Coffee Centralia, WA Day 16 of the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project

Family of Fiddlers Serve Quality Coffee Fiddlers Coffee is located in Centralia right off of exit 81 on I-5. Well, not right off; as the exit is a bit of…