26 Dec

Wallace Falls

Wallace Falls State Park lies a couple of miles off Route 2 and The Cascade Loop near the small town of Gold Bar, Washington. This is one of the premier hiking destinations on the western side of the Cascades because of its proximity to metro Seattle and the stunning...

10 Apr

Baker Lake

On a beautiful spring day, with fragrant new life and color bursting out of blossoming trees, plants, and shrubs and a warm ground turning deep green with mottled patches of yellows and purples, the speckled palette of the season in the Northwest, it was the perfect day for a...

28 Mar

Ancient Trees

I’ve always been fascinated by old forests. I guess it probably goes back to childhood fairy tales and of course Disney films that conjured towering tangled webs filled with dark giants, malicious vines and sharp brambles. A real forest can seem a dark and foreboding place,...

20 Mar

Skagit Wildlife Area

The Skagit Wildlife Area contains a little over 16,700 acres of wildlife habitat which is mostly scattered throughout the western half of Skagit County. This is prime bird watching territory as is most of the Skagit Valley, a beautiful agricultural region in Northwest Washington that is...

06 Mar

Snowshoeing Heather Meadows

During the winter months, Heather Meadows is at the end of the Mount Baker Highway. During the summer it's a waypoint on the road to Artists' Point, one of North America's most stunning vistas.  Heather Meadows is a magnet for local backcountry skiers, snowboarders and snowshoe...