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!
Devils Tower (Bear Lodge) stands tall out of Wyoming’s prairie. A sacred place; great for climbing & walking. It’s beauty lured us for miles.
Mushroom hunting has been on our bucket list and we finally got to go. Gifford Pinchot National Forest is the perfect mushroom picking place.
Climbing Mt St Helens is strenuous, but not technical. Forest trail, boulder climbs & a vertical beach! The crater summit is the hike payoff!
Capitol Reef National Park is one of Utah’s Mighty 5. It beckons travelers to huge domed rocks, petroglyphs & land before time. Earth & sky!
Canyonlands National Park is part of Utah’s Mighty 5. It’s a bit less crowded than nearby Arches, with all the beauty. Come hike and explore!
All the best touring and hiking through Mesa Verde National Park through sunshine, rain, wind and snow. It’s hard to not love this park!
Black Canyon of the Gunnison is a National Park in Colorado that we’d never heard of! Amazing. Canyons of black rock, camping & hiking too.
Mesa Verde National Park is an archaeological treasure. From the pit houses to the cliff dwellings to the many hikes. It’s awesome!
Craters of the Moon is Idaho’s secret treasure. It’s the wildest ocean of lava rock & it’s a must see destination! It’s like moon-walking!
The Paint Mines are a geological beauty! Named for their colorful clays and covering 750 acres, this area is a must see Colorado park!
Fountain Creek Regional Park is a great place for a day hike near Colorado Springs. A lake, beavers, wooded trails & nature. It’s a good day!
Clear Lake Trail hikes through many different micro-environments within Yellowstone. Lakes, geysers, waterfalls & canyons, it’s all here!
Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park encompasses a beautiful area with springs, elk, big horn sheep, hiking and camping.
Yellowstone National Park is amazing! Here are my top five favorite spots to view wildlife, hike, camp and enjoy. Join the adventure!
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...
Sauk Mountain Trail in Washington’s North Cascades is beautiful. I mean really beautiful. Here’s how to get there and what it’s all about!
The Hungry Horse Reservoir Recreation Area outside of the West Glacier entrance is a beautiful place for camping, boating, fishing & hiking.
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...
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...
McKenzie Pass Oregon is the gateway to forests, lava fields and quiet lakes. It’s great for mountain gazing, camping and hiking!
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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.