Preparing for a hike can be tedious and feel a bit overwhelming, especially when it is your first time hitting the trail. We’ve created a list of things to do in preparation to get you through the process.
The Quinault region of the Olympic National Park is an enchanting area, so this hike does the name justice. With each mile the level of enchantment rises as you walk through lush forest and tall ferns, and past turquoise water. Toss in herds of elk and an iconic chalet built in 1930 set against a backdrop of mountains, you’ve got yourself a hell of a scene.
6:30am Saturday morning and we’re out the door heading to Mt.Rainier National Park for our first trail maintenance work party. We didn’t know what to expected but we were excited, plus it was National Trails Day, so we were doubly excited because it felt extra special. Our directions were: Drive under the Mt.Rainier sign…