McBrides Take over the Pacific Northwest

Sares Head- .75 miles there and back. 150 elevation gain Pass-none     Difficulty-1/5     Rating-5/5 Chris’ dad, Bryan, teaches at a college in Arizona so every summer he has off. Chris’ mom, Nadine is a stay at home, and his siblings, Michael and Brianna are/were in high school. Since everyone has the summer … [Read more…]

The kids’ first time Backapcking!

North Fork Trail Head-Wolf Bar Camp 5 miles out and back (2.5 miles each way).  Little elevation gain. Pass-Get back country permits for camping at South Shore Quinault Lake Ranger Station     Difficulty-1/5     Rating-5/5   Chris and I really enjoy backpacking together and we have been looking forward to making a family … [Read more…]

Whistle Lake

Whistle Lake- 4 mile loop, 580 feet elevation gain Pass-none     Difficulty- 3.5/5 (with kids)     Rating-3.5/5 We wanted to do a hike and I had just read about hiking Whistle Lake. (Disclaimer: In that article she said it was almost perfectly flat, but it was not almost perfectly flat. Washington Trails Association … [Read more…]