After a few hours of kayaking and snorkeling, J and I decided to explore the island a little more and set out on a hike to Potato Harbor. It was somewhere between 2.5 – 5 miles, depending on whether you trust the map or the signs!
After several hours of kayaking, we stopped for the day and put on some wetsuits to go snorkeling. The water was so cold, even with the wetsuits, and we almost got out after only a few minutes. We ended up convincing ourselves to at least swim out to a section of kelp by one of the docks, and I’m glad… View Post
Our first big trip of the summer! This past weekend we flew down to LA for a quick getaway. J and I have both had a crazy couple months of work, plus it was his birthday, and (to be honest) I really just wanted some sunshine and a beach for a couple days! So I’ve been planning this fun four-day… View Post
Back in February we spent a weekend out on the Olympic Peninsula. One of my favorite parts about heading out to the peninsula is the ferry ride from Seattle over to Bainbridge Island. We left after work on Friday, so we got a cool view of the city at night.
Kerry Park is one of my favorite spots to get great views of the city. Located in Queen Anne, it’s the perfect place to see the Seattle skyline, and on a clear day, Mt. Rainier.
For our Memorial Day hike, we decided to head back up to the Mountain Loop Highway in the North Cascades. We chose Goat Lake, a 10.4 mile roundtrip hike.
This weekend’s new adventure: bouldering! I had never heard of it before I moved out here, and J has described it as “rock climbing without harnesses”. I was a little hesitant about this (what if you fall?!), but J has been talking about wanting to go for a while, so I agreed to give it a try.
My best friend and her husband came to visit the first weekend of May, and we set out on our second hike of the season! This time we went down to the Snoqualmie Region and hiked the Ira Spring Trail to Mason Lake. It was a 6.5 mile roundtrip hike, and we had a beautiful day for it.
My parents came to visit the first weekend of April, and we set out on our first hike of the season, to Lake Twenty-two. It’s a little over an hour away, in the North Cascades. This was a great early season hike to start easing our legs back into shape! It was 5.4 miles roundtrip, with a steady elevation gain most of the… View Post
Welcome to Travels ‘N’ Trails! I created this blog as a place to share my photos and experiences of life in the Pacific Northwest. My boyfriend J and I love to be outside – hiking, biking, kayaking, you name it! We also love exploring new places in Seattle as we get to know our new home, so I’ll share some… View Post