Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming

As we drove off the interstate to purposefully visit Devils Tower, I was under the impression we might be almost the only visitors to this distinctive rock on a somewhat early morning.  Um, yeah that was sooooooo not the case.  Devils Tower was busy.  Extremely busy.  Who knew?! Apparently it is a must see destination for many others as well.  And while most of us took the pleasant paved trail there were a few who garnered harnesses to actually scale the tower itself, a feat no one in my family will ever be allowed to attempt:)   One more destination on … [Read more...]

Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, Washington

After leaving La Push next on our agenda was Port Angeles.  I was a little hesitant to take the twisty drive up to Hurricane Ridge, but my fears of falling over the side of a mountain where worth it once we reached our destination.  With views of Canada and the surrounding mountain tops we literally plowed through the snow along the trail.  I think my kids didn't realize that it is not natural to have snow in July, but being this high up in the mountains even with temperatures in 70's there was still a hefty dose of snow. Next on our trip, Lake Cascade and Marymere … [Read more...]

Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park, Washington

Can you tell we are a hiking loving bunch? All my vacation posts seem to revolve around hiking.  But there are so many awesome hikes available in the area we have had a great time seeing all the natural wonders.  Our last day in the La Push area brought about a trip to the Sol Duc Falls.  These easy hike led us to a spectacular view.  I actually enjoy walking among the trees more than seeing the falls themselves.  The trees in this area are humongous.  It is easy to feel like a minion among giants. Happy hikers! Killing time waiting for the other hikers.  My six year old … [Read more...]