Hidden Lake Hike – Glacier National Park, MT

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Hidden Lake is located at the top of Logan’s Pass near the continental divide. I would HIGHLY suggest initially stopping here during the evening time while driving along the Going to the Sun Road and watching the sunset at the Hidden Lake Overlook (its not far past the lodge/parking lot). I stumbled on this by accident, but it was honestly the ...

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Avalanche Lake Hike – Glacier National Park, MT

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This was the first real hike I went on in Glacier, and it’s sold as one of the most popular in the park. While it was an ok hike, I felt fairly disappointed when it all was said & done. Right at the beginning of the hike you’ll encounter Avalanche Gorge, which I felt was the best part of the ...

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Going-to-the-Sun Road – Glacier National Park, MT

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The Going-to-the-Sun Road should be on anyone’s to-do list that is driving anywhere near Montana. Even if you don’t intend on sticking around Glacier to do some hikes, the 52 mile drive is still 100% worth the national park entrance fee. Out of the 3 days I stayed at the park, I did the entire drive 3 times. The views ...

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Tillamook, Newport, Lincoln City, & Between – Oregon

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I was simply shocked to find out that the Tillamook Cheese Factory was located in Tillamook, so it was clearly by accident that I drove directly to this fine establishment. After the shock had worn off, and I realized my planned route down the coast just so happened to lead me right into the Tillamook parking lot, I decided to get out and ...

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Seaside, Cannon Beach, and Beyond – Oregon

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Seaside and Cannon Beach seemed very similar in my opinion, with the most noticeable difference being that Seaside is more of a blue-collar environment, and Cannon Beach is far more upscale. My favorite part of Seaside was Carousel Mall where they had a few fun carnival rides, bumper cars, mini golf, and delicious carnival type foods (I had a corndog ...

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Astoria, OR

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My road trip down the Oregon coast started in Astoria, home of The Goonies house. Since clearly this is a landmark that everyone must see before they die, it was only logical that I start my journey here. Not only that, but the Kindergarten Cop school is just right down the road!! Just think, if Arnold had been ‘teaching’ at ...

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Twin Falls Hike – North Bend, WA

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Twin Falls was one of the easier trails in the area that I wanted to check out, yet dreaded doing at the same time. On a nice day, or basically any weekend, this place turns into the Walmart of hikes. Yet, if you’re willing to wade through hundreds of annoying children running circles around their grandparents, or desire to witness ...

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Silver Falls State Park – Silverton, OR

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Silver Falls State Park is an… experience… Since there are on-site campgrounds, and it’s only $5 to get in, every type of asshole you can imagine shows up here on a nice day. Even the shady individuals that you assume would rather be smoking crack under a bridge are here… more than likely smoking crack under a waterfall, but hey, ...

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Crater Lake National Park – Crater Lake, OR

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While taking a road trip down the Oregon Coast, I decided to take what turned out to be a several hour detour to Crater Lake National Park. Although it was well worth the drive, it was somewhat disappointing due to some of the views being hazy because of a forest fire in the area. Unfortunately a lot of the smoke ...

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