I’ve seen a lot of waterfalls around the world but there is something special about Snoqualmie Falls just outside of Seattle that causes me to return again and again. I’ve heard this is the wettest March on record and the volume of water rushing over the edge of these falls seems to confirm that. There are taller falls and wider falls and falls on bigger rivers, but the sheer volume of water racing through a relatively narrow crevice and exploding out from the cliff top impresses me every time I visit.
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Summers in Washington, what can I say? Long evenings and pastel sunsets. Warm weather, mountainsides bursting with wildflowers, and miles of once snow-packed trails open for adventure. Sure we have pretty gloomy winters here but — my gosh — summer pretty much makes up for it. In the last couple of weeks I’ve visited all three of Washington’s National Parks (North Cascades, Olympic, and Mount Rainier). Traveling through those parks really illustrates the stunning variety of landscapes this state has to offer. From high lakes, to alpine meadows, and cool rainforest it’s really something like a wonderland up here in the great Northwest. I never wanted to live in a big city like Los Angeles or San Francisco but Seattle is different. I’m in the middle of a world class city and only 30 minutes from mountain trailheads. If there was ever a city for me, this is it. Continue reading