2016 Flashback…ONP

*This post originally appeared on the blog in December 2017...We have re-posted for the enjoyment of all during our 'Summer re-runs" while Brian and Sylvia are in search of new adventures. After leaving Rainier we headed south Olympic National Park. This is the only area of Washington, besides Seattle, that I have previously visited and …

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My Buddy, Rainier!

*This post originally appeared on the blog in December 2017...We have re-posted for the enjoyment of all during our 'Summer re-runs" while Brian and Sylvia are in search of new adventures. *We have added the Skyline Trail on Mt. Rainier to the list of Great Hikes in the USA and Canada! In my opinion there …

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2016 Flashback: The Pacific Northwest

*This post originally appeared on the blog in December 2017...We have re-posted for the enjoyment of all during our 'Summer re-runs" while Brian and Sylvia are in search of new adventures. The San Juan Islands / Mt. Constitution Located about halfway between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia, The scenic San Juan Islands are a …

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Time for Summer re-runs!

We’ll soon beheaded into Summer Vacation mode here in BecauseItzThere land, as Sylvia and Brian venture far afield to bring back more quality hiking adventures to you. We’ll be checking in as time, internet access and other events beyond our control allow. To fill the gaps until we get back, we’ll be posting some ‘re-runs’ …

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Get Ready for Waterfall Week!!!

Waterfall Week! There is something undeniably pleasant and harmonious about the sight of moving water. Hence, the attraction to waterfalls, those fountains of nature. Everybody loves ‘em, right? Maybe not. If you’re a serious hiker, my bet is that you probably don’t dislike them, but you probably don’t love them either. Most serious hikers I …

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2016 Flashback…ONP

After leaving Rainier we headed south Olympic National Park. This is the only area of Washington, besides Seattle, that I have previously visited and was returning to. We had booked a few nights in the scenic Lake Quinault Lodge. Located in the Olympic National Forest, the Lake Quinault Lodge was built in 1926 and is …

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My Buddy, Rainier!

  *We have added the Skyline Trail on Mt. Rainier to the list of Great Hikes in the USA and Canada! In my opinion there are seven natural wonders that every American should try to visit in his or her lifetime. They are: Yellowstone National Park The Grand Canyon Yosemeti National Park Grand Teton National …

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