Lapham Peak – Delafield, WI

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I wanted to get a hike in while I was in Wisconsin, so I asked around about the best trails in the area. Everyone I asked kept telling me about how I just HAD to do Lapham Peak, which is on the Ice Age Trail. The front desk attendant at my hotel even proclaimed that it was ‘the hardest hike ...

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Milwaukee, WI

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So there was a certification training I needed to attend for work, and there were two options of places I could go… New York, and Milwaukee. I’m assuming that if you’re smart enough to read this text that you’ve figured out where they sent me. Although I can’t say I was too excited about their decision at first, Milwaukee ended ...

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Little Si – North Bend, WA

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Little Si is the hike I typically use as a starter for the season, since it’s a moderate grade, not too rough, and makes me realize I’ve eaten far too much Taco Bell in the offseason. It’s not nearly as interesting (or hard) as Big Si, and the views are fairly lackluster in comparison, but it’s still a decent hike if ...

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Cherry Creek Falls – Duvall, WA

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Cherry Creek Falls is a very easy an beautiful hike. It can be somewhat difficult to find if you don’t have directions, since the trail isn’t marked. You’ll want to have them loaded on a phone, or printed out, or you’ll more than likely get lost or end up on a trail to somewhere other than the falls. Personally our ...

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Wallace Falls – Gold Bar, WA

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We hiked out to Wallace Falls on a ridiculously hot day, and even though we left early in the morning I was still sweating profusely after about 15 minutes. I had to stop several times to either dunk my head in water, or just to cool down since my bandana was soaked in sweat that was then running into my ...

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West Coast Game Park Safari – Bandon, OR

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On the way up the Oregon coast I spotted a West Coast Game Park Safari billboard in a town named Bandon. It promised that you roam around the park with the animals, and got to play with baby lions, so I obviously had to find this place. Again, it is kind of off grid as you’d probably imagine, but wasn’t ...

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Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Lassen Volcanic National Park was the last place I hit prior to heading up the coast and back to Washington. It’s kinda tucked back in the middle of nowhere in California, and was kind of annoying to get to. Once there it immediately reminded me of a VERY small scale Yellowstone… mainly due to the pleasant aroma of sulfur in ...

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Yosemite National Park

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Starting off on my trip Yosemite National Park was the place I was most excited to visit, and it only somewhat disappointed (due to my own lack of research). Out of all of the national parks I’ve been to, this one ranks second only to Glacier National Park in beauty and sheer amount of amazing hikes. I had my permit ...

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Mono Lake – Lee Vining, CA

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After exiting Death Valley we headed north towards Lassen Volcanic, but decided to stop off at Mono Lake on the way. Mono Lake is a desert lake with a high concentration of salts, which results on the below features, as well as a unique ecosystem in the area. Depending on the time of year you’ll notice that there are millions ...

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Death Valley National Park

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After leaving Hoover Dam I picked up a friend at the Vegas airport, and we headed over to California through Death Valley National Park. As much as I really wanted to melt and die in extreme heat, I opted not to undertake any major hikes in the park. The day I drove through it was 113 degrees… at 9:00am. Death ...

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