Depot Park

Depot Park in Everett, Wa is a labor of love. Back in 1997 a group of volunteers called Friends of the Olde Everett Station and the BNSF Railroad joined forces in transforming this small strip of abandoned land into a beautiful gathering place for the community. Sitting just South of the former Train station. Once…

Icicle Gorge

The rain drove us East this last Saturday to Icicle Gorge in Leavenworth. It’s amazing how easy it is to escape the rain this time of year by just crossing the Cascades. Although, I do not advise it on a Sunday, traffic is brutal that day. The Icicle Gorge trailhead is located 12.4 miles South…

Maggie’s Park

This is quite possibly the tiniest park I have ever laid eyes on! Maggie’s Park in Everett, Wa is just .15 acres and consists of a single picnic bench and a lone tree. It does, however, have decent views of Puget Sound with the BNSF railway in the foreground. After some research I discovered that…

Franklin Falls

Franklin Falls is located about three miles from where you get off I-90 near the summit. The parking lot is fairly easy to find if you use Google maps or other navigational tools. Get there early this hike is very popular. We went up on an overcast weekday afternoon and found several cars in the…

Red Mountain Lookout

The hike to Red Mountain Lookout in the Glacier Peak Wilderness area of Washington is one that will bring you back in time. It’s one of the most remote areas of the state. The trail is swarmed with ancient old growth along with several culturally modified trees from early Native American inhabitants. Being there was…

Grand Avenue Park

Grand Avenue Park in Everett, Washington sits atop a bluff overlooking the Puget Sound. This park was established in 1906 and is 3.5 acres in size. It’s a beautiful narrow tree lined park. It hugs the bluff to create a narrow park filled with expansive views of the Puget Sound as well as the Navy…

Rhodes River Ranch

Do you want to impress your friends? Well, here’s my secret spot that will charm almost anyone. Rhodes River Ranch is nestled among the foothills of the North Cascades in the quaint little town of Oso, Wa. Your first impression upon driving up are acres of white fenced horse pasture, meticulous landscaping and a mountainous…