(360)350-8938 (texts welcome)
Exotichikes@gmail.com

Olympic Peninsula, Wa

Experience Fall in Olympic National Park

Fall Colors in Quinault

Fall in Olympic National Park is full of beauty and wonder unlike anywhere else in the world. The moment snow dusts the towering, craggy peaks of the Olympic Mountains, the rain-forested river valleys below become alive. When the snow hits the mountains, rain in the lower elevations triggers something in the plants and animals. Almost […]

Read More

Help Make The Hoh River Trail the Best Hike in America’s National Parks!

The Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park

  USA Today is currently holding their annual 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards to see which trail is the best hike in the National Park Service.   Fans of Olympic National Park now have a way to tell the rest of the country which area of America is really the best for hiking. While Olympic National […]

Post Tagged with , ,
Read More

Entire House Vanishes in Oregon Town

Post Image

  In the small, Oregon town of Klamath Falls, just south of Crater Lake and north of Weed, strange things have always been rumored to have happened. Most often, the bizarre stories we hear from the old west town on the Applegate Trail have to deal with Sasquatch. However, news reports from Oregon’s NBC affiliate […]

Post Tagged with
Read More

A Simple Reminder to Visit Olympic National Park

Exploring Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park. Photo Credit Mitch Zenobi

This is what you missed if you didn’t go to Olympic National Park today. With a high temperature of 48 degrees and few clouds in the sky, America’s 6th most-visited National Park was the place to be, as this picture from Lake Crescent shows.     Post by Zach Zenobi.     Be Inspired. Visit […]

Read More

Crater Lake: First Impressions of Oregon’s Only National Park

What 37% of normal snowpack looks like at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon

I had never ventured to the central sections of Southern Oregon. For my entire life in the Pacific Northwest, the region between Bend and Klamath Falls remained a mystery. Sure, I had looked at pictures of Crater Lake as we studied it in school, but the region’s spirit was unknown to me. All growing up, […]

Post Tagged with , , ,
Read More

America’s Top Six Most Popular National Parks in 2014

Post Image

January 21, 2015 Updated 10:15 PM The Updates/Editorial Should be Pretty Obvious     After the numbers have been tabulated, double and triple checked, the National Park Service of America has released their annual visitation numbers for the National Parks. While there was a close battle for 4th,5th and 6th place, the bottom of the order […]

Read More

In 2015, Answer the Call of Wilderness in Olympic National Park

Post Image

  Living in the Pacific Northwest, the potential for wilderness always exists. Perpetually calling for you, but like most of the time our phone rings, we send it to voicemail. Wilderness is around every corner, begging for explorations. You catch glimpses of wilderness on the city streets, between buildings and reflecting off the glass jungles […]

Read More

The Yellowstone National Park Geyser App is Pretty Rad: A Review

Post Image

12/16/2014   Yellowstone National Park, America’s First National Park, now has a new app to help those around the Old Faithful and Biscuit Basin Geyser areas a chance to learn about the natural wonders from their tablet or smart phone. Compatible with both Android and iPhones, the App, called NPS YELLOWSTONE GEYSERS, is something nature […]

Read More

The Elwha River’s Flood of the Century

Post Image

December 15th, 2014   In mid-December of 2014, Olympic National Park’s Elwha River experienced something it hadn’t in over a century. Heavy rains rolled in from the Pacific Ocean, dumping over a foot of rain in 36 hours on the mountains and rainforests of nearly one million acres of pristine wilderness. With the rain came […]

Read More

Five Unique National Park Gift Ideas: Olympic and Yellowstone

Post Image

The year is almost over, and the holidays are here. The trail are mostly empty, and for many around the Pacific Northwest, the ideal of getting out into nature is tucked away until summer. However, there are five awesome gift ideas that can have you celebrating Washington State’s beauty year round! From ornaments to calendars, […]

Read More