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…]

Schmitz Park

Schmitz Park-1.7 miles there and back. 220 feet elevation gain. Pass-none     Difficulty-1/5     Rating-2/5 When we first moved to Seattle people recommended spending time in Schmitz Park in West Seattle. We checked the weather forcast and saw that we had a not rainy Saturday in February. We all wanted to go on … [Read more…]

First Family trip to….DISNEYLAND

Before we moved from Arizona I had wanted to take our kids to Disneyland. When we lived in Chandler, AZ we were only several hours from Disneyland. (Around 5!) I thought it would be way easier for us to hop in a car and drive a few hours and do Disneyland, than either drive A … [Read more…]