There is a link I’ve seen shared around social media this week of the ultimate Pacific Northwest adventure bucket list.
Some of the places I’ve already visited, some I’ve never heard of and some are on my bucket list.
As my family starts to plan its own adventures for the coming year, I was thinking it would be fun to list my own Washington state bucket list for 2016.
Some of these places are parks I’ve been meaning to see. Some are hikes I’ve dreamed of doing. And some are historical sites I’ve read about but want to see in person.
Washington bucket list
Point Defiance Five Mile loop – been to the park plenty of times, but never hiked the entire five miles.
Sourdough Ridge trail at the Sunrise area in Mount Rainier National Park
The Golden Gate hike at the Paradise area in Mount Rainier National Park
Green Lake in the Northwest corner of Mount Rainier National Park
Little Si in the I-90 corridor
Rattlesnake Ledge in the I-90 corridor
The Iron Goat Trail near Stevens Pass
Mora on the coast and Eight Mile near Leavenworth
Kopachuck, Dash Point, Saltwater, Penrose Point, Joemma Beach and Fort Worden.
Washington state history museum, Seattle art museum, Museum of Flight, the Tulip Festival, and the Rhododendron Botanical Garden.
I think that is enough for now.
Looks like Veronica, Catarina and I have a busy year ahead. Now, if only the warm and sunny weather would return …
– Craig Craker
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Gotta say, the Skagit Tulip Festival is best avoided on a weekend day. Seriously. You’ll find traffic jams. The word is way to out on our region now, sigh. But it’s home, in my bones, so I try workarounds, off season, off times, etc. So take a day off work to see the festival! Another tip – bypass Snowgoose Produce for their famous ice cream cones and stop at the little red barn store in Conway right off the freeway (just west of I-5). Same ice cream, much shorter lines. But the seafood at Snowgoose is still the best!