We prefer to enjoy our beautiful Washington State parks in the off-season when advanced planning is not necessary. When the weather is nice, we can simply pack up and go. Our favorite State Parks are very popular and hard to get into during the peak season. Here are a couple videos at our favorite off-season spots.
While in Southern Nevada, we took a totally spontaneous and impromptu drive up this dirt road to Christmas Tree Pass located just North of Laughlin, Nevada. The 16 mile long road winded through the mountains with scenic views of the valley below. We were in search of a patch of trees decorated with Christmas ornaments. Here's what we found.
A recent visit to Bryce Canyon National Park was brief but packed full of beautiful scenery. The skies opened to reveal a bright blue sky. This short video will give you a glimpse of our experience hiking into the canyon.
On a foggy Saturday morning, we all piled into the car and drove over to the Olympic Peninsula to find the Tubal Cain Mine trailhead near Sequim, Washington. We eventually found ourselves on a narrow dirt road climbing higher and higher up into the Olympic Mountains in search of a crash site.
I was browsing around Google Maps and pinpointing boondocking sites that I had been to. As I zoomed in to one of my spots along the Columbia River, I noticed what appeared to be an RV parked in that spot. Could it actually be me?
On day two of our visit to Zion National Park we spent the day experiencing Zion from the bottom looking up. While on the Angel's Landing Trail the day before, we met a local resident who strongly recommended we stay another day to do the Narrows Trail. We heeded this advice and embarked on what was to be yet another spectacular day.
On our last trip through Utah, we decided last minute to spend a day at Zion and hike the world famous Angel's Landing Trail. However, on the morning of our hike, we heard people on the shuttle bus talking about the trail being closed. Little did we know that we were about to have one of the best hikes of our life!
Neither Melissa nor I had ever been up to Mount Rainier in the few decades we've lived in Western Washington. At last, the day finally came. We headed up for a some great hiking to admire the majestic mountain (volcano actually) up close. But where was it?
My wife and daughter were away for a weekend and instead of staying home doing yardwork I decided to take a boondocking roadtrip along the Columbia River on the Oregon/Washington border. Dams, trails, boondocking, and scenery to boot. Come along on this awesome road trip.
The Coastline of Washington State is spectacular. I took a little RV trip around the Olympic Peninsula stopping at campsites along the Northern and Pacific coasts of Washington before meeting up with Melissa and kids for some Fourth Of July fireworks on the beach. Here are a couple videos and some photos from this little adventure.