ice caves trail

Conquering the Big Four Ice Caves Trail

Explore a winter wonderland in any season at the Big Four Ice Caves trail. Great for all levels of hikers, see cliffs, waterfalls, and more!

Mountain landscape behind lakefront

Visiting Stehekin in the Winter

Watch Stehekin come to life during the winter season. Learn all the ins and outs of having the perfect winter visit in Stehekin.

lake chelan winter

Seeking Winter Sunshine at Lake Chelan

“300 days of sunshine” is a promise worth traveling for — especially in the winter. So after spending much of the season in hibernation, my partner and I hit the…

Ocean Shores Weatherwax Trail

Six Easy Grays Harbor Trails To Warm Up Your Winter

The weather outside may be frightful, but outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty in Grays Harbor County that’s delightful. That’s because coast-hugging Grays Harbor escapes the polar bear weather and deep…

frozen franklin falls in winter

A Winter Hike to Franklin Falls

Resting between the north and south lanes of I-90 lies an idyllic scene, full of cedar and pine that seem to stretch miles into the sky and views of the…

Artist Point at Mount Baker

Snowshoeing to Artist Point at Mount Baker

Offering unbelievable mountain views from the parking lot, Artist Point is the jumping-off point for many summer hiking and backpacking adventures. Winter is another story. When the road to the…

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…

rainier from crystal mountain ski resort

The Magic of Crystal Mountain: Tips From a Snowboard Instructor

I hopped off Chair 6 and started traversing towards Southback. The resort was to my left and all 14,411 feet of Mount Rainier was staring at me on the right….


A Newbie’s Guide to Snowshoeing in Washington

Have you ever gone snowshoeing trails during the winter? Washington State is full of seasonal snowshoe trails, from the Cascade Mountains to Central and Eastern Washington. Get started this winter…


Spending a Day in the Snow at Mount Baker

Winter at Mount Baker Located 52 miles east of Bellingham, the Mount Baker Ski Area is a dream destination for snow lovers. A far cry from flashy northwest resort towns…

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…

Franklin Falls

Hiking Franklin Falls

Located just a few miles from the summit of Snoqualmie Pass, Franklin Falls draws novice and seasoned hikers alike, during any time of the year. This is the ideal hike…