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Andrew Hughes: Episode 136

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Cashmere Canyons Preserves

Hiking at Cashmere Canyons Preserve

It’s not every day that you get to explore a new hiking trail that just recently opened to the public! That, combined with the promise…

liberty lake trail

Hiking the Liberty Lake Loop Trail

Hiking the Liberty Lake Loop Trail is a magical, zen experience. It is one of my favorite trails to hike. The filtered sunlight in the…

Yellow Aster Butte near Mount Baker

Hiking Yellow Aster Butte in the Mount Baker Area

There are so many amazing hikes in this state that it’s hard to pick one favorite.  I would put hiking Yellow Aster Butte in my…

Tilted Timbers Cabin exterior near Mount Rainier, WA

Tilted Timbers: A Cozy A-frame by Mt. Rainier

With fall, we found ourselves itching to go to Mount Rainier to recharge for the weekend, and there’s no better place than Tilted Timbers, a…

Sena Wheeler Guest Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 118

Sena Wheeler Episode 118

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Baker Lake

Hiking The Baker Lake Trail: Build Your Own Adventure

Looking for a hike that incorporates something for everyone to enjoy? Check out the Baker Lake trail in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The Baker…

Troy Moss and Jerry Kenyon On Mount Rainier

William Tolmie 1833 Expedition Episode 117

Subscribe Now! Apple Podcast Buzzsprout Google Podcast Overcast Stitcher Spotify iHeart Radio Hosted by: Show Notes Transcript Show Notes 1833 William Tolmie Meets 2021  …

Columbia Mountain Loop Trail

Hiking Columbia Mountain Loop Trail

For those who have not spent much time in the mountains of Northeast Washington, I believe, they are missing out. The mountains may not contain…

douglas falls in colville

Hiking Douglas Falls Nature Loop Trail

If you’re looking for a tucked away, easy hike spent in nature amongst thick underbrush, towering trees, a flowing creek and a big waterfall —…

kayak at lake chelan

Kayaking in Washington State

Hopefully, heading toward the tail-end of 2020 means we’re also heading toward the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and can feel more comfortable exploring the…

Top 5 Lakes to Paddle in Spokane

Top 5 Lakes To Paddle In North Spokane

2020 is the year to explore close to home, and in the Spokane area we are luckier than most in that there are so many…

snow lake snoqualmie pass

Seven Day Hikes Within Two Hours of Seattle

With so many trail options available to the greater Seattle area, it can be tough to choose one. Whether you’re visiting Seattle, new to hiking,…

Wynoochee Lake

Spending A Day In The Beauty Of Wynoochee Lake

Step into the feral beauty of the Olympic Mountains with a day trip to the smooth-as-silk sapphire waters of Wynoochee Lake.  Wynoochee Dam Located on…

Twin Falls

A Hike To Twin Falls

If you want to go chasing waterfalls, but don’t want a hike that is super strenuous, Twin Falls in North Bend is the hike for…

diablo lake overlook

Diablo Lake Washington: Camping and Hiking in the North Cascades

For pristine wildlife and scenery, it doesn’t get much better than the divine views of Diablo Lake in North Cascades National Park. North Cascades National…

chickadee bird

10 Washington Birds to See Near Your Home

Signs of spring are popping up all across Washington. My home in Olympia has been surrounded by birdsong every morning as our avian neighbors get…

Uplands trail in Yakima

Spending a Weekend in Yakima

From the winding Yakima River Canyon to hilltop hop fields, vineyards and hiking trails, the Yakima Valley is a sweet escape for Washington sun-seekers. My…

Spending a Day at Guemes Island

Located across Guemes Channel from the city of Anacortes, Guemes Island is a relaxing place to get away for the day or weekend. A quieter,…

little bear cabin

Five Amazing Dog-Friendly Cabins in Washington

After a busy work week, we love going into the mountains to recharge. The best part about living in Seattle is that there are plenty…

fireweed flower

Edible Herbs and Wildflowers in Washington State

Washington has a unique abundance of wild foods that grow…

lake crescent from mt. storm king

Conquering Mount Storm King

Mount Storm King in the Port Angeles area of Olympic…

fish and space needle

Fishing In Washington State

We are truly fortunate to live in Washington state, where…

morel mushroom hunting in Washington state

Morel Mushroom Hunting

As spring approaches, the ground begins to warm up and…

Chambers Bay Golf Course

Five Puget Sound Golf Courses: Different Strokes for Different Folks

In a crazy year like the one we all just…

float the yakima river

A Guide to Floating the Yakima River

Attracting many kids and adults with its refreshing and smooth…

lake chelan winter

Seeking Winter Sunshine at Lake Chelan

“300 days of sunshine” is a promise worth traveling for…

Clam digging in Washington state

Clam Digging Adventures In Washington

One thing unique to Washington and other ocean neighboring states…

wild strawberry blossom berry foraging in Washington

The Basics Of Berry Foraging In Washington State

Washington state has foraging opportunities year-round, but if you’ve got…

Cutthroat Lake in Washington

Rainy And Cutthroat Lake: Exploring Two Accessible Trails Near The Cascades Highway

Do you like towering mountain peaks? Tight valleys and a…

Ocean Shores Weatherwax Trail

Six Easy Grays Harbor Trails To Warm Up Your Winter

The weather outside may be frightful, but outdoor enthusiasts will…

whale watching in the san juan islands

Wandering Washington’s Whale Trail

As a 90’s kid, Warner Bros’ “Free Willy” was my…

birding in olympia

One Hour Birding in Olympia, Washington

When I decided to write a birding feature for Explore…

Spending a Day on Camano Island

Camano Island is near and dear to my heart. I…

Get Off-Screen and Outdoors With a Scavenger Hunt

For those who read the recent article about escaping COVID…

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…

Index, Washington getaway

5 Hideaway Staycations I’m Dreaming Of In Washington

We all need a vacation. Nay, we all deserve a…

squires lake in Alger

Squires Lake: A Fun Loop Hike With Kids or Pups!

If you’re seeking fresh air and nature’s beauty and you…

playing frisbee at the beach

Get Kids Outdoors to Escape Screen Time

This past year was more than enjoyable for many people.…

Eight Hidden Gems to Discover in Washington National Parks

Here in the Evergreen State, we have a pretty great…