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)….

Franklin Ghost Town

Franklin Ghost Town. Located outside of Black Diamond, Wa is a hike that I had never done, mostly because when I had first moved to this area it was a gray area for use. There wasn’t parking then, nor was it being maintained. Times…