San Juan Island’s Whale Museum: Far More Than Just A Walk-Thru

whale museum, San Juan Island

On San Juan Island in Washington state, a walk along First Street in Friday Harbor will bring you to the Whale Museum. It’s far more than just a walk-thru, and although it’s a non-profit organization, it does charge for … Continue reading

Plenty Of History & Snowshoeing Options On Washington’s Mt St Helens

When it comes to snowshoeing in Washington State, most of the attention and attraction centers on the Mount Rainier area, and for a good reason. Mount Rainier offers plenty of natural attractions and is easily accessible for the thousands … Continue reading

Dock Street Tacoma, a Steel Cone and a Whole Lot of Glass

Dock Street, the home of Tacoma’s glass museum. Topped with a distinctive steel cone, it’s been open since 2002 and has been the focus for the Pacific Northwest Studio Glass Movement. It has also become the only American museum … Continue reading

Emergency Tips From Snowshoer Stranded for 30 Hours In Central Washington


Using his outdoor experience and list of 10 essential items, snowshoer Wally Fosmore of Shoreline, Wash. survived the elements and a night in the back country before finding his way to safety at a rendezvous point with local emergency services … Continue reading

Washington’s Hurricane Ridge offers plenty of snowshoeing in Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park in Washington is one of the gems of the Pacific Northwest. In addition to great snowshoeing, it is also one of only three national parks to offer ski lift services. There are 58 national parks throughout the … Continue reading

Downtown Seattle. The shops, the monorail and that famous Needle

Had enough of hiking? Seen enough breathtaking scenery? Want to switch roles from country-phile to city slicker? How about a wander through parts of Seattle’s downtown district? It might not be the biggest, but it packs plenty in. And while … Continue reading

Seattle, Washington: Top 5 Day Trips for Snowshoe Beginners

Courtesy of Hurricane Ridge

Snowshoeing is one of the friendliest sports for beginners. Mother nature will provide you with snow. All that is left for you to do is to bundle up in warm clothing, strap on some snowshoes and have a desire to … Continue reading

Summer Excursions Around Eastern Washington State

Eastern Washington State offers countless world-class wineries, stunning canyons, lakes and dams in place of its western neighbour’s evergreen forests and rugged mountains. Twice the size of its western half, it has just a third of the population.

Eastern Washington … Continue reading

Sno-Parks and Cabin Fever in Mt. Adams & Trout Lake, Washington

Mt. Adams, located in Washington, is the state’s second-highest mountain and one of the Cascade’s largest volcanoes. With a summit rising to well over 12,000 feet (3658 m), it’s a close contender to California’s Mt. Shasta in eruptive force. Furthermore, … Continue reading

Snowshoeing and Other Delights in the Olympic Peninsula

The Olympic Peninsula forms a protective arm of land around the western fringes of Washington State. The Pacific rolls in to the west, the Juan de Fuca Strait laps its northern shores, and Puget Sound and the Hood Canal flows … Continue reading