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Tahoma Creek Suspension Bridge at Mount Rainier National Park

Tahoma Creek Suspension Bridge from Mount Rainier National Park

Standing at 14,409 feet above the rugged Washington Coast, Mount Rainier looms tall, over-seeing everything in Cascadia with her watchful, yet vengeful eye. Cascading down deep ravines carved over millennia of eruptions, 11 tentacles of waterways expand in every direction from the volcano’s summit, feeding life for the region. Tahoma Creek is one of those […]

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Five Incredible and Isolated Solo Hikes in Olympic National Park

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    There is something primal about a solo hike. Alone in the wilderness with no burdens of conversation, no reminders of the stresses back home, life is simple. Your ears finely tuned to the silence, white noise of the city replaced with small gusts of wind through the forests. Solo hiking removes you from […]

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Easy and Beautiful Hikes Around Olympic National Park

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  HOOD CANAL HIKES   Lena Lake   Why: Yes this trail is usually packed in the summer, but once the crisp air returns, this trail is nearly empty. True, it isn’t really in the National Park, but that doesn’t stop it from being absolutely gorgeous! Where: http://goo.gl/maps/9NKep Distance: 5 miles Round Trip The Trail to Lena Lake   […]

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Hike Royal Basin in Olympic National Park

Tarn in Upper Royal Basin, Olympic National Park

Distance: 15 Miles Round Trip Elevation Gain: 3,000 feet Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/zEPPA  Best Seasons: Late Spring, Summer and Fall Dangers: Minimal   The hike from the Dungeness River Trailhead to upper Royal Basin can be quite long as a day hike, but for those looking to push themselves and experience nearly every type of terrain and […]

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10 Facts you didn’t know about Olympic National Park

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Most people know something about Olympic National Park. Maybe it is the Hoh Rainforest, maybe it is Lake Crescent, Hurricane Ridge or the beaches of LaPush. Chances are, you don’t know these 10 facts about the most popular National Park in Washington State.   1) Olympic is the 6th most-visited National Park in America. Source: http://www.npca.org/exploring-our-parks/visitation.html […]

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Why Visit Olympic National Park?

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  Olympic National Park is more than wave-crashing sea stacks at the beaches of Kalaloch or LaPush, Hurricane Ridge panoramas and the green-heaven of the Hoh Rainforest. It is more than the tumbling sounds of Sol Duc Falls, the uncharted depths of Lake Crescent and the beauty of the now dam-free Elwha River. Olympic is […]

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FOUR ASS-KICKING DAY HIKES IN OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

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Each of us has a hike that we consider to be the hardest day hike we have ever attempted. These hikes have caused pain and agony, both physically and mentally. Tucked in the deepest recesses of our minds, we compare each and every trail we come across to the last treacherous trek we undertook.  You […]

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Lake Constance, Olympic National Park’s Steepest Trail?

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LAKE CONSTANCE TRAIL QUICK FACTS Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/wVskA Distance Round Trip: 10 Miles Elevation Gain: 4,200 feet     The trail to Lake Constance is not for the weak. In fact, it isn’t for the strong either. Lake Constance is for the rugged, the hearty and the slightly insane. It is for those who enjoy a […]

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The Curse of Carl Putvin: Lake of the Angles Trail, Olympic National Park

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May 31st, 2014                           Lake of the Angels Trip Report: Olympic National Park  AKA: From Heaven to Hell in Eight Miles       I was cursed by Carl Putvin. I should have known better than break a tradition on this trail.   […]

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Hiking Gladys Divide and Flapjack Lakes in Olympic National Park

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    Quick Facts   Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/ig5zS Distance: 20 Miles Round Trip Elevation Gain:  4,000 feet Level: Advanced Hikers or Multi-day Moderate Hikers. Route Finding May be needed. Suggested Time of Year: Late Summer Views: Donahue Creek Falls, Flapjack Lakes. Mt Cruiser, The Needles, Mt Skokomish, the start of the Hamma Hamma River, the Olympic Interior […]

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