Sunrise: Heed the name

Going hiking is not always beautiful views, gorgeous sun and a good time. Sometimes it is screaming children, long lines, annoying tourists and traffic jams! Veronica, Catarina and myself recently picked my sister, Olivia, up at the airport and had a free day before she had to be at a church camp she was speaking…

Paradise found: Part II

When you are standing in the parking lot in the Paradise Historic District in Mt. Rainier National Park, you have many choices about where you can hike. You can go see glaciers, waterfalls, lakes, heck the top of the mountain itself. So, what do you do? I think in some ways it depends on the…

Titlow Beach

Our love affair with Titlow Beach began shortly after moving to Tacoma. Our apartment complex was located less than a mile from the park. In fact that was the only good thing about our apartment, but I digress.  I recall taking Molly on a walk down to the water for the first time and being in…

Flashback Friday: Ponytail Falls

Flashback Friday is something we post every other week to recount the many amazing trips and hikes Veronica and I went on before we started this website. We have lots of photos and lots of memories, so we figured we might as well write about them. In 2012, Veronica and I, along with our good…

Skookum Falls: Is it worth it?

I think any time someone is presented with a challenge, the first question that pops into their head is: Is it worth it? Is the extra effort at work worth missing out on family time? Is eating that second bowl of ice cream worth the pain it will cause in my belly? Is sacrificing some…

Flashback Friday: Twin Sisters

In our latest Flashback Friday installment, we look at one of our favorite hikes in the Tri-Cities area: the Twin Sisters. The Tri-Cities doesn’t offer a lot in the way of hiking, other than Badger Mountain. So when we discovered the Twin Sisters, we were more than delighted. The short hike with an amazing view became our…