Mount Niles
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Located at the southern end of the Waputik Icefield just west of the Great Divide, Mount Niles offers an awesome view of Daly Glacier as well as some of Yoho National Park’s most notable peaks. Clocking in at just over … Read More

Mount Fremont Lookout
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Standing at 14,410 feet, Mount Rainier is one of the most attention-grabbing landmarks in the Pacific Northwest. Not only is the soaring stratovolcano the most topographically prominent peak in the lower 48 states – with 13,211 feet of prominence – … Read More

Hidden Lake Lookout
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Akin to our luck hiking Cascade Pass, which was accessible for just ten days during the summer of 2021 due to weather-related road closures, we were also able to add Hidden Lake Lookout to our list of that year’s ‘Top … Read More

Cascade Pass & Sahale Arm
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If you’re in search of a stunning day hike in North Cascades National Park, the trip to Cascade Pass and Sahale Arm has got to be one of the most beautiful. A longer, more challenging outing, the route clocks in … Read More

Hiking Mount Saint Helens
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An active stratovolcano in southwestern Washington, Mount Saint Helens is one of the most dangerous and most closely monitored volcanoes in the world. Its modern moniker was conferred in 1792 by British explorer George Vancouver. However, the peak’s indigenous name … Read More

Road Trip: Driving the Oregon Coast
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After spending three months nomading around Sonoma, we headed back to the Seattle area for a couple months to do some more hiking around the Cascades. The drive from NorCal to Seattle was an easy one – a straight, twelve-hour … Read More

Road Trip: California’s Redwood Forests
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Known for their massive size and tremendous lifespans, coast redwoods are the tallest living organisms. One of the world’s fastest-growing conifers, redwoods grow an average of three feet per year. When mature, the trees can reach heights of well over … Read More

The Ultimate Wine Country Food Tour
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California’s Napa Valley is one of the most visited and adored wine regions in the world. And while it may not receive quite as much hype, neighboring Sonoma Valley is an equally worthy destination sitting just on the other side … Read More

Wine Country’s Best Bakeries & Sweets
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A visit to California’s wine country is often about a little indulgence, am I right? If you plan to spend your time relaxing and sipping wine amongst the rambling grape vines, you may as well tack on some excursions to … Read More

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