Tag Archives: Pacific Northwest

Of Mountains and Forests

Once again, I ventured into the depths of forests and hiked mountain trails. Just days after I hiked the Quinault rain forest trails, I made my way through an old growth forest trail at Mount Rainier National Park, located in … Continue reading

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Return to Quinault Rain Forest

It’s been a few years since I revisited Lake Quinault and the Quinault rain forest, located in the Olympic National Park, Washington. There are 4 designated coastal, temperate rain forests in the state. The Quinault rain forest is the most … Continue reading

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A Day at Mount Rainier National Park

Just before our extreme heat wave in June, here in the Pacific Northwest, I visited Mount Rainier National Park. There was still plenty of snow covering all the trails at Paradise Meadows, and lakes were still frozen. As many times … Continue reading

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America’s Provence

Welcome to Sequim, Washington, America’s Provence. This serene, pastoral region along the Olympic Peninsula’s northern coastline has optimal growing conditions for Lavender. During the mid-summertime, one can catch a whiff of the wonderful fragrance wafting through the breeze. Everywhere one … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary of the Mount St Helens Volcano Eruption

It’s been 40 years since the cataclysmic eruption of the Mount St Helens Volcano, located in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. I was living about 80 miles north of the volcano and can remember watching the plume of ash … Continue reading

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