The trail to Blue Lake is pretty any time of year, rising up through forests and surrounded by craggy Cascade Mountain peaks. In the fall season, it is even better. Bright yellow golden larch trees line the ridges, showing off their unusual coniferous fall color change. Below […]
Diablo Lake is a beautiful lake along mountain highway 20, formed between two electricity-generating dams. The lake has intense colors at different times of day and seasons, sometimes dependent upon the amount of glacial flour mixed into the water from higher up. A wide open overlook is easily […]
The Jack’d Skimboards crew gives kids a treat every summer at Double Bluff Beach park in Freeland on Whidbey Island: the Jack’d Skim School. The camp entails two days of teaching for a couple hours each day, with experienced skimboarders providing guidance and tricks to all levels of kids. […]
Fort Ebey State Park offers a great spaghetti pile of interlocking forest trails through the Kettles that eventually take you to beautiful bluff-top vistas overlooking Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. There are trails for many interests and skill levels!
Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington provides a terrific jumping off point for many outdoorsy activities to do with kids of all ages. The city provides a good hub for lodging, food, and supplies, and the surrounding area has many options to visit for different people with […]
Grays Peak National Recreation Trail is a fun hike in the Arapaho National Forest of Colorado. After going up a rutted dirt road for miles, a stream-side trailhead leads to valley vistas and trails beyond to Gray’s Peak and Torreys Peak.