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Tagged With: National Parks

Top 10 Hidden Gems of the Pacific Northwest!

“In Washington for the next three weeks, hopefully I don’t go insane from boredom!” That’s an actual post by a friend of mine from the Academy, disagreeable about their summer training assignment. As a Midshipmen, once a summer it’s required we are stationed with a ship for four weeks with an enlisted “running mate” in … Continue reading »

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The Sea to Sky Highway

Day 2 of our Squamish Family Adventure! We woke up early and headed out for more family adventure! This was the second day of our Canadian vacation in the Squamish area and we wanted to maximize every minute of it. After grabbing some coffee at the ubiquitous Starbucks, we headed for Shannon Falls. Shannon Falls … Continue reading »

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Mount Ellinor and Mountain Goats

The Wild Smithberrys summited Mount Ellinor! Why? Because it’s there. This Sunday we decided to go on a family hike up into the magnificent Olympic Mountains on another family adventure. Since the weather was cool and dry, we decided on a more strenuous climb. Plus, my wife really wanted to see the much adored, and … Continue reading »

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Hiking Mount Rainier

Summer is (not) over! Although Labor Day has come and gone and school is back in session, the weather here in Seattle is definitely still summer-like. The days are warm and sunny with plenty of blue sky. That means hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest is still an awesome experience. So, we decided to take … Continue reading »

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Water Fall Spotting

Nature’s Wonders Still day two of our family travels in southern Oregon. We left majestic Crater Lake and started to head back to base camp in Roseburg, Oregon. With the beautiful lake behind us, we decided to see how many waterfalls we could visit before we got back and darkness came. Along Route 138 there … Continue reading »

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Crater Lake

Day 2 of Our Oregon Experience! We decided that on the second full day of our vacation in southern Oregon to visit Crater Lake National Park. This amazing place has been on both Mishele’s and my must see list since we were children. It is page 696 of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Probably … Continue reading »

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