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Snowshoeing in Paradise on New Year’s Eve

Snowshoeing in Paradise on New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve, we spent the day in Paradise, literally. We threw our (REI rental) snowshoes in the car and headed to Mt. Rainier for the day. We got kind of a late start, because we worked out with our trainer that morning and then of course we were scrambling around trying to find our snow clothes… Where do gloves go during the summer? How do they do it? I would blame the cat, but I don’t have enough evidence to pin it on her, so I just suspect the gloves walk away on their own. Also, this is why I always put on my calendar two nights before an event “get stuff ready for [event].” I have yet to actually get up and do that thing at that time. But I digress. So naturally, we were on the road by 10am.

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January 4, 2015 0 comments Read More
Winter Solstice at Cherry Creek Falls

Winter Solstice at Cherry Creek Falls

This Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, we wanted to do a short hike that was also close to home, because, well, we didn’t have much day to do it in! At 5 miles long and only 22 miles from home, Cherry Creek Falls fit the bill for this in almost every way.

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December 21, 2014 1 comment Read More
Snowshoeing to Skyline Lake

Snowshoeing to Skyline Lake

This Christmas Day, we decided to celebrate by heading to the mountains for a winter adventure! We’d never been snowshoeing before today, but I’d been dying to get out there to see what it’s all about. It’s still pretty early in the season for snow, so our options were fairly limited. However, we set our sights on Skyline Lake in Stevens Pass, which had a base snow depth of about 32″. Perfect for us! After a totally festive breakfast of huevos rancheros, we headed east for our big adventure. The trailhead is just across the highway from Stevens Pass ski resort, conveniently leading up from the overflow parking area. Parking is free too, no pass required. We arrived at about 11:30, donned our snow pants for the first time in a long time, and climbed the hill towards the power lines and into the forest. Skyline Lake

December 27, 2013 1 comment Read More
Wallace Lake: An Unexpected Winter Wonderland

Wallace Lake: An Unexpected Winter Wonderland

Last Sunday, our friends wanted to go on our first big hike of the year, so we all chose Wallace Falls State Park. As we mentioned in this post, it’s one of our favorite nearby spots. The park really has it all. The waterfalls are magnificent, but this time we wanted something different. We decided to trek to the north end of the park, to Wallace Lake.

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February 17, 2013 4 comments Read More