Hiking

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5 Hiking Tips For This Summer

If the summer of 2020 taught us one thing, it’s that Washington’s outdoor community is rapidly growing. This state has a lot to offer and with more time spent inside,…

Andrew Hughes Headshot

Andrew Hughes: A Climbers Story

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes Andrew Hughes Originally from Poulsbo, Andrew grew up in the shadow of Mount Rainier. Like many of us who live in the shadow of this…

Troy Moss and Jerry Kenyon On Mount Rainier

William Tolmie 1833 Expedition Episode 117

Show Notes Transcript Show Notes 1833 William Tolmie Meets 2021   In this episode we chat with Troy Moss and Jerry Kenyon.     In 1833 William Tolmie went on…

Temperate rainforest

Exploring the Hoh Rain Forest

We’ve all heard the opinion that among the different locations in the United States, western Washington is almost perpetually grey and rainy. While that may be the case in winter…

Ape Caves

Hiking Washington’s Ape Caves

The Ape Caves offer a unique outdoor dynamic that fascinates both avid hikers and families that are looking for a new experience. Its views are striking for locals and newcomers…

People sitting at Moulton Falls

Hiking in Moulton Falls Regional Park

Moulton Falls Regional Park is a hidden gem in southern Washington, nestled in a heavily forested area just outside of Battle Ground in Clark County. Clocking in at just about…

Spending a Weekend in Olympic National Park

Considering the seemingly never-ending natural beauty of Washington State, it is sometimes easy to forget about the wonders of the Olympic Peninsula. Sprawling nearly one million acres, Olympic National Park…

Spokane River

5 Easy Day Hikes Near Spokane

On the hunt for your next easy hike to tackle in Eastern Washington? Find your next favorite day hike near Spokane with Explore Washington State contributor Molly Lindquist. Near nature,…

Conquering Beacon Rock in the Gorge

If you’re hunting for a Columbia Gorge hike that’s a little different than the typical Gorge waterfall hike, Beacon Rock might be the fit for you. Located outside of Stevenson,…

The Enchantments, Explore Washington State

Eightmile and Caroline Zone

Hey guys! Megan here again, you might remember me from my previous article, “Adventure Kitty: Leon.” Back in December one of my friends decided it would be fun to go backpacking…

bridge at Silverdale WA: Tips for Walking Clear Creek Trail

Silverdale WA: Tips for Walking Clear Creek Trail

This post was originally posted here, but with permission from Valerie we are sharing it here.  If you want to escape the burbs, or the busy life around Seattle, head…

backpacking tent setup

Raising Backpackers

So you want to start taking your kids backpacking in Washington?? Here’s the first three lessons I learned when I started going into the woods with my 4-year-olds. Hooking your…