Late Afternoon Forest Hiking

I made a promise to myself this year, that once summer came, we would not waste it by being inside on nice afternoons. I am not a huge sun fan, but on the days when it is low 70’s, I love casual hiking in…

Silver Forest Trail

Not all hikes are hard ones, or even what might be a “hike”. Silver Forest Trail at Mount Rainier National Park is one of those. It doesn’t go anywhere really (it follows a mostly flatish profile, along a ridge in Yakima Park, at Sunrise)….

Incorporating Painted Rocks Into Hikes

Does your town, city or general area have a “painted rocks” Facebook page? It is a fun activity for anyone to enjoy! It’s part crafty time, part scavenger time and it encourages kids to hike. As summer is nearly here, and for us, school…