On another gorgeous mid-autumn day, we made a trip up to Camas, Washington to explore the Lacamas Creek Park. What we found was nothing short of spectacular!
Two sets of waterfalls (Woodburn and Potholes), a lake, a bridge, and a beautiful scenery!
I know that the northeast part of the United States is well-known for autumn colors, but I’d like to help put the Pacific Northwest on the map for it too!
On the most perfect day in October, we got outside and took the Willamette (pronounced Will-Am-It) Greenway multi-use path that follows Portland’s South Waterfront.
I cannot overstate how STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS this hike was back in mid-September as the fires were unrelenting in the West. Just. Look. At. That.
We drove out to the trailhead (through North Cascade National Park) on a leap of faith that we would be met with decent air quality and weather. Needless to say, it was a perfect day.
This feels like the appropriate moment to mention that the ONLY activity we had actually made reservations for during our trip up to Northern Washington was canceled because of morning fog. But we pivoted and got to experience Moran State Park on Orcas Island!
When life gives you quiet days, you go to a city park to check out a beautiful waterfall!
This wasn’t the vacation we had planned for months ago, BUT it’s the vacation we lived and we couldn’t complain.
Our trip to the North Cascades National Park was hindered only by the smoke and air quality. We arrived while the wildfires were raging in the west, so we kept most of our adventures light. First stop: the Trail of the Cedars.
It’s difficult to put into words how gorgeous Crater Lake is in person, so I’ll just leave this picture right here…
This was my second visit to Crater Lake National Park, and this time we decided to trek UP to see the lake from above. Video of our time at the park below!
If you’re looking for an adventure on the east side of Mt. Hood, this hike is your answer!
Keep in mind that it can get REALLY busy, so don’t forget that mask! Check out the video below!
Mud. Mud. Mud.
But gosh, was it worth it! Check out the video below!
WE DID IT!!! We got out for a true, blue hike and holy smokes it felt good to be back in the wilderness.
Seriously, it was so gorgeous — video below!