Day Hikes we love

Day hikes are great.  We get to be outdoors in rain or shine and then see amazing sites.  There’s just something about hiking to a vista, rather than simply driving to it.  Moreover, it seems like we appreciate the views all the more, when it costs a little sweat to get there! Plus, the snacks when you get “there”! Always with the snacks!

At some point, we’ll try to organize these a little better, but for now it’s just a long listing of day hikes.  We enjoy making a website, but we love hiking, so you’ll more often find us in the woods than at the computer!  It’s a work in progress…

Join us as we explore shorter hikes.  Daylong and awesome!  Our goal is to inspire you to get out there and hike yourself.  Take a friend, pack a picnic lunch.  Whether your hike is long or short, we just hope you get out there.  Then shoot us a note and tell us about it.  We’d love to hear about your hikes too!  

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

This week we're touring and hiking through Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. What's not to love about a fairly empty national park, great weather and free WiFi? Swing on by and check out this weeks episode! Have you visited Mesa Verde National Park? We visited...

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Glacier National Park: Visiting during a Pandemic Year

Glacier National Park: Visiting during a Pandemic Year

Glacier National Park in the Fall of the year of Covid-19 is very crowded. Add a camper that's too tall to travel on Going to the Sun Road, and it isn't ideal. However, it's still amazing and we've enjoyed it like crazy. Noelle here, by the way. We drove up from...

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Kootenai Falls, Montana:  Stop here!

Kootenai Falls, Montana: Stop here!

Kootenai Falls is on Highway 2, which crosses Northern Montana and takes you all the way to Glacier National Park. Noelle here, by the way. The drive itself is beautiful as we meandered through mountains and valleys and along rivers. I'd read about the falls on...

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PCT Day Hike: Chinook Pass on Mt. Rainier

PCT Day Hike: Chinook Pass on Mt. Rainier

Noelle here: Of all the fire mountains which like beacons, once blazed along the Pacific Coast, Mount Rainier is the noblest. ...John Muir I'm in love with this mountain, ever since Steve and I backpacked the Wonderland Trail some 20+ years ago. She holds such happy...

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While it’s great fun hanging out and telling you about our adventures, it does cost us a bit to do so.  Check us out on Patreon and maybe buy us a gallon of diesel…or even a full tank!  Go wild!  Seriously, though, we appreciate that you’re reading our posts and we hope it adds a bit of joy or info to your day!

If you like this, click here to check out our Pacific Crest Trail Thru Hike

In March of 2019, we began a years-long dream of thru hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. It’s a national scenic trail starting in Campo, California at the border of the US and Mexico.  It spans 2,650 miles (4265 kilometers) during its stretch through California, Oregon and Washington.  The trail ends at  the Northern Terminus monument, which stands just South of the International Boundary Marker, Monument 78.