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Ancient Lakes Trail – Wenatchee, Washington

Estimated Hiking Time: 1 hour Total Distance: 4 miles Elevation: 860 ft Difficulty Level: easy to hard Weather Conditions: 63 degrees and cloudy   Located in central Washington, Ancient Lakes Trail is known for its desert like environment. It is part of the Quincy Wildlife Recreation area and is filled with long stretches of sand and grass. The whole…

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Palouse Falls Trail – Lacrosse, Washington

Estimated Hiking Time: 1 hour Total Distance: 2 miles Difficulty Level: moderate Weather Conditions: 70 degrees and sunny   I finally made it out to central Washington and it is beautiful! Palouse Falls is roughly around 4 hours from the heart of Seattle. It is definitely a weekend trip to get there and is totally worth the…

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Partnarch Gorge – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Estimated Hiking Time: 35 minutes Total Distance: .9 miles Difficulty Level: easy Weather Conditions: 65 degrees with rain   Germany is filled with so many beautiful sites and scenery throughout the country. My friend Yuri was kind enough to take us to the Partnarch Gorge in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It was pouring rain that day but we were lucky enough to find…

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Oia to Fira Trail – Santorini, Greece

Estimated Hiking Time: 3 hours Total Distance: .5.6 miles Difficulty Level: medium Weather Conditions: 80 degrees, sunny and very windy   The island of Santorini is part of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean sea and is most known for their white painted houses that line the cities.It is one of the most gorgeous places I have ever been.…

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Kallmünz Castle Ruins – Kallmünz, Germany

Estimated Hiking Time: 15 min Total Distance: .5 miles Difficulty Level: easy Weather Conditions: 65 degrees   My first Europe post! I’m so excited to share my trip to Europe. The trip itself was one of the best vacations of my life. Everything was beautiful and the people were so friendly. I cannot wait to go back again! Since…

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Wallace Falls

Estimated Hiking Time: 3 hour Total Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation gain: 1300 ft Difficulty Level: moderate Weather Conditions: 50 degrees and rain   Nestled within Steven’s Pass, Wallace Falls is one of Washington’s most popular hiking attractions. The trail to the falls is well maintained and covered with lush greens. You can hear the sound of water rushing…

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Franklin Falls – Snoqualmie Pass

Estimated Hiking Time: 1 hour Total Distance: 2 miles Elevation gain: 400 ft Difficulty Level: Easy (till you get to the bottom of the falls) Weather Conditions: 45 degrees and rain   Franklin Falls is short hike located in Snoqualmie Pass that is accessible year round. The trail is 2 miles roundtrip and consists of stairs along…

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Wild Side Trail – Cougar Mountain

Estimated Hiking Time: 3 hours Total Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation gain: 400 ft Difficulty Level: Easy Weather Conditions: 40 degrees and rain Cougar Mountain is home to lots of different trails. Some harder than others. Wildside Trail is one of the easier hikes in the area. The trail itself connects to other trails along the path. It is…

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Ruby Beach – Olympic National Park

Hiking Time: 15 min Total Distance: .5 miles (Optional: once you get to the beach, you can walk another 3 miles north to the mouth of Hoh River). Difficulty Level: Easy Weather Conditions: 45 degrees and foggy Ruby Beach lies on the coast of the Olympic peninsula. The hike to the beach is a short .25 miles where…

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Hall of Mosses – Hoh Rainforest

Hiking Time: 45 minutes Total Distance: .8 miles Elevation gain: 100 ft Difficulty Level: Easy Weather Conditions: 47 degrees, cloudy with pockets of sun The Hoh Rainforest lies on the west side of the Olympic National Forest and is about a 2 hour drive from Port Angeles. Due to the frequent rain during the winter season, the rainforest is…