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Week in Review: December 15th to December 21st, 2013

Each week we post numerous trail reviews, destination guides and fun posts for your reading enjoyment. This past week was a great week in blogging, so now is your chance to see the highlights. If you like any of these posts, please share them, experience them and love them!

 

 

2014 Free Entry Days to the National Parks:

 

Welcome to the Elwha

Welcome to the Elwha

 

 

LINK: http://exotichikes.com/nine-fee-free-days-in-our-national-parks-for-2014/

WHY READ: With nine days of free entry in 2014, this is the place to get the dates and find links to see which National Parks honor the fee free days.

 

 

The Year of The Selfie: Hiking Edition

 

Laid back

Laid back

 

LINK: http://exotichikes.com/selfies-in-the-woods-13-hiking-selfies-of-2013/

WHY READ: 2013 was named the year of the “Selfie”, so we complied a list of the 13 styles of hiking selfies the majority of us are guilty of taking. How many did you take in 2013?,

 

 

10 Reasons Your Children Need to Start Hiking:

 

Walk this way. Lake of the Angles, Olympic National Park

Walk this way.
Lake of the Angles, Olympic National Park

 

LINK: http://exotichikes.com/10-life-lessons-your-child-will-learn-from-hiking/

WHY READ: This is the BEST post of the week, as it gives 10 reasons why hiking is important to childhood development. While fun, it is an incredibly serious piece on the benefits of childhood hiking. If you haven’t read this post, you NEED to do so!

 

 

Experience Port Townsend:

 

The Lighthouse at Fort Worden

The Lighthouse at Fort Worden

 

LINK: http://exotichikes.com/experience-port-townsend-see-whales-old-murals-a-fort-and-awesome-hiking/

WHY READ: With a picturesque setting, Victorian era homes, and an actual downtown district, Port Townsend serves as a reminder to just how much people invested in their community. Even upon its inception as a city in 1851, it was dubbed with the Moniker “City of Dreams”, highlighting local speculation that it would be the largest Port City on the West Coast.

 

 

Five Easy Day Hikes Near Port Townsend:

 

Lena Lake Lounging, Olympic Peninsula

Lena Lake Lounging, Olympic Peninsula

 

LINKhttp://exotichikes.com/the-5-best-easy-hikes-near-port-townsend/

WHY READ: If you enjoy the Port Townsend region and want to hike some awesome trails, this is the BEST list for you. We found the five best hikes for people of all age and abilities, putting them on this easy to read list. Check it out and plan your next hike!

 

 

3-D Olympic National Park Christmas Ornaments:

 

The Brothers Wilderness Ornamant

The Brothers Wilderness Ornamant

 

LINK: http://exotichikes.com/olympic-national-park-3-d-ornaments/

WHY READ: If you love the Olympic National Park as much as we do, we have a great deal for you.These handmade ornaments are amazing detailed with moss, snow, sand and shells to bring the Olympic National Park to your tree. Buy one now!

 

 

Visit Neah Bay:

 

Sea Stacks

Sea Stacks

 

 

LINK: http://exotichikes.com/visit-neah-bay-and-the-makah-tribe-on-the-olympic-peninsula/

WHY READ: Neah Bay is awesome, and while it is far away from most major cities, a trip out to this region will give you even more of a reason to love the Olympic Peninsula. From the stunning Cape Flattery Trail, to Shi Shi beach and the best museum on the Olympic Peninsula, Neah Bay needs to be your next weekend destination.

 

 

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