Naches Peak Loop

Wednesday night I was looking at the weather and Thursday was going to be hot down low. It also boded to be one of the last super nice days of the year (seriously, it was 84° at home!) The kind of weather where it’s…

Gauging Small Children: Naches Peak Loop Trail

6 summers ago I spent one of the hottest days of the year on this trail. I was pregnant, but didn’t know it yet (although I had my suspicions). I was lagging in 102° temps, but then, who wouldn’t? Sometimes it is hard to…

Wildflower Wanderings

Waking up at 5:30 am wasn’t easy but it paid off. My friend Janelle and I went up to Chinook Pass near Mt. Rainier for an easy dayhike of Naches Peak Loop. Why? Wildflowers! It is a hike I get in 1 to 2…