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Hurricane Ridge – Hill & Route

Hiking Time: 3.5 hours Total Distance: 6 miles Elevation gain: 950 ft Difficulty Level: Moderate Weather Conditions: 52 degrees and sunny Washington state is home to the Olympic National Park. Hurricane Ridge is located 17 miles south of Port Angeles. This is the first time Belu and I ever ventured out this far west in Washington and we are… Read More


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Eaton Canyon Falls Trail

Hiking Time: 2 hours Total Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation gain: 375 ft Difficulty Level: Moderate Weather Conditions: 62 degrees with drizzle When you think of Los Angeles, hiking trails and nature may not be the first things that come to mind. Nestled in the San Gabriel Mountains, Eaton Canyon is a moderate hike that has both a scenic… Read More


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Tradition Lake Loop

Hiking Time: 1 hour Total Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation gain: 400 ft Difficulty Level: Easy Weather Conditions: 40 degrees and rain   Issaquah, WA is full of lush forests and beautiful sites. Belu and I spent Superbowl morning walking around Tradition Lake. The lake is located at the bottom of Tiger Mountain and is an easy trail for beginners.… Read More


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Oneonta Trail – Horsetail Falls

Hiking Time: 1.5 hours Total Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation gain: 610 ft Difficulty Level: Easy Oregon is full of beautiful hiking trails that lead to waterfalls. Horsetail Falls is no exception. The trail is relatively easy with a couple of switchbacks. We were lucky that there weren’t many people during our hike since this place can get crowded… Read More


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Red Rock Canyon – Calico Trail

Hiking Time: 1.5 to 3.5 Hours Total Distance: 2 – 6 miles Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, Red Rock Canyon is a sight not to be missed. This national conservation area has something for everyone including a scenic drive, hiking trails, and multiple scrambles. Belu and I were hoping to complete the Calico… Read More


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Snoqualmie Falls

Hiking Time: 1 hour Total descent: 250 ft Total Distance: 1.2 miles Difficulty Level: Easy The great thing about living in Seattle during the summer is that the sun doesn’t set till 10:00 PM. Belu and I hiked the Snoqualmie Falls trail after work. The parking lot is close to the top of the falls where you… Read More


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Mt. Si Trail

Hiking Time: 5 – 6 hours Total Ascent: 4,167 ft Total Distance: 8 miles Difficulty Level: Hard There’s nothing better than an 8 mile hike to really get your blood moving! Nestled in North Bend, WA, the climb to Mt. Si is 4,167 ft (1,270 meters) and is about an 8 mile round trip journey… Read More