Saturday Morning Hike to Hidden Lake, Leavenworth, Washington

We have recently been enjoying slow, quiet mornings that lead to us not getting anywhere particularly early, so when we pulled into the Hidden Lake trailhead mid-morning on a Saturday, we were ecstatic to find we were the only ones there. As we got ready to hike, another truck pulled in, but we were stillContinue reading “Saturday Morning Hike to Hidden Lake, Leavenworth, Washington”

Escaping the Washington Smoke on the Tubbs Hill Trail in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

The day after the fire broke out north of Spokane, we (not surprisingly) woke up to the absolute worst smoke we had experienced yet. It was so thick in the campground, and there was a thin layer of ash over everything. We had already planned a daytrip to Coeur d’Alene, so we packed up inContinue reading “Escaping the Washington Smoke on the Tubbs Hill Trail in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho”

Escaping the Heat: Part 2 at Wallowa Lake, Oregon

Since our first escape from 100+°F heat worked so well, we decided to do again, but this time, we were in Oregon. Even though Lake Wallowa was over 2 hours away from where we were staying in Pendleton, it was absolutely worth the trip. The drive there wound us through some beautiful parts of Oregon,Continue reading “Escaping the Heat: Part 2 at Wallowa Lake, Oregon”