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Olympic National Park

By On September 23, 2015

From Mt. Rainier I headed to Olympic National Park. Olympic has every different landscape you could ask for in a park. The terrain ranges from coast line, to mountains, and to dense… Read More

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Mt. Rainier

By On September 14, 2015

My first national park in Washington was Mt. Rainier, which is one of the iconic landscapes of Washington, raising above 14,000ft. As the most glaciated peak in the United States (minus Alaska),… Read More

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By On August 25, 2015

I love Portland! As an avid fan of the show Portlandia I was intrigued to see what the real city was like. I had scheduled myself four days here and was very… Read More

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Crater Lake, Oregon

By On August 5, 2015

  At a depth of 1,943ft Crater Lake National Park in Oregon is the deepest lake in the United States. Created by the eruption of Mount Mazama around 7,700 years ago. Within… Read More

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San Francisco

By On August 2, 2015

I drove over the Bay bridge to get into the hilly city of San Francisco at about 1:00 in the afternoon. I was stunned to see that this bridge is almost as… Read More

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By On July 30, 2015

While I was in San Francisco I took a day trip over to Sausalito, a small beach town across the bay. A bit quieter and more laid back from the city Sausalito… Read More

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Yosemite Part 2

By On July 28, 2015

On the third day in Yosemite, I decided to do a 15 mile hike through Yosemite Creek and Yosemite falls. I think this is actually the best way to do the falls.… Read More

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Yosemite Part 1

By On July 26, 2015

I left Monterey at dawn to try to get to Yosemite early in the morning to secure a good camping spot. I was half-hoping that there would still be spots in the… Read More

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Big Sur

By On July 21, 2015

From Malibu I headed up highway 1 to Big Sur. That entire drive is absolutely stunning. Massive cliffs drop off into the pure azure waters of the Pacific. The pictures don’t convey… Read More

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Malibu and Santa Barbara

By On July 19, 2015

After L.A. I drove a couple miles north to Malibu. Lucky enough to stay with friends of friends I was situated at a beautiful house overlooking Zuma Beach. I took a long… Read More