Archive | April, 2012
April 30, 2012

Snowshoeing Mount Rainier

Earlier this month, on a rare sunny day in Seattle, we drove to Mount Rainier for a day of snowshoeing. Of all the places we’ve gone snowshoeing this winter, Rainier has definitely been my favorite. Paradise was relatively crowded by the time we got there, but once we strapped on our snowshoes and veered off the main trails, we had nothing but deserted meadows to trek through. The clear skies and views of Rainier and the surrounding Cascade range were amazing. We’ll definitely be heading back here next winter.

More photos here.

April 11, 2012

Silver Falls State Park

Earlier this month we drove down to Salem, Oregon to visit my friend Erin (a classmate at the LSE) and her husband, David. We took a break from eating delicious food and drinking beer to visit Silver Falls State Park. As you might have guessed from the name, this park has a lot of waterfalls. If you are ever in the area, it is definitely worth stopping here. Just make sure you bring some rain gear!

More photos here.

April 3, 2012

POTD: Discovery Park

Yes, this is me being lazy busy and not updating my blog for two weeks. Anyways…

The above photo was taken on a beautiful fall day spent hiking around Seattle’s Discovery Park. Originally a military installation, the land that comprises Discovery Park was returned to the city in the 1970s and turned into a park. There are several miles of hiking trails and beaches as well as an old lighthouse (the West Point Light). This particular photo was taken from the park’s South Beach; you can barely see Mount Rainier in the background as well as one of Seattle’s many passenger ferries.

More photos of Discovery Park are here.