Western Hiking

Saddle Mountain Rocks!

by Pamela Mattson McDonald Saddle Mountain is a natural wonder of extruded, hexagonal, basalt columns, vistas of major Northwest mountains and home to forty plus wildflowers. Ascending the trail, views of the ocean, inland peaks and vast forestlands surrounding it, spread before you. The geological forces of the mountain’s creations are revealed as trekkers round bends and surmount vantage points. ... Read More »

What is Better Than Hiking? Hiking and Yoga Together In Beautiful Places!

By Georgie Bishop of Re:treat Telluride, CO, is a great place to visit regardless of the season. It is home to skiing in the winter and hiking/biking/camping in the summer along with a whole host of other outdoor activities.  It is also home to Re:treat, a company that combines yoga retreats with lots of OTHER treats, like hiking and good, ... Read More »

Twin Falls Rushing All Year Long

There are a LOT of great places to hike that are close to Seattle. One of them is located in the Olallie State Park, about 30-35 miles outside of Seattle – the Twin Falls Trail. Some waterfalls tend to dry up in the winter time, and come to life again in the spring, as the snow melts in the mountains.  ... Read More »

Thru-Hiking on the Idaho Centennial Trail – and More!

Have you heard of the Idaho Centennial Trail?  It is a 900 mile trek that winds through much of the state, starting at the Idaho/Nevada border and finishing up at the border of Canada. It was designated the official state trail during their Centennial year in 1990. The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation recommends people carry a GPS on ... Read More »