September 2020 – North Cascades National Park – Trail of the Cedars

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.

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April 2020 – Row River Trail

Yes, we went in April. And also, in this instance “row” rhymes with “cow” (#importantthings). The trail is technically BLM land that’s still open and there’s plenty of room for social distancing. I think the only real “rule” that we broke was actually leaving our house. *big breaths* Sometimes you just need a little fresh air and we’ve never been so grateful for it!

That picture above, that’s Dorena Lake. I’ve never seen a reservoir so quiet and so peaceful. We even got a little drone footage in the video below!!

March 2020 – McDowell Creek Falls

I feel like I should start this post with an apology. By the time this is published, it’s likely that most of us will be completely relegated to our homes, with seemingly no end in sight. And yet here I am, taunting you with an outdoor adventure.

Full disclosure: we went on this hike prior to the full “Stay Home” policy of Oregon, so please keep that in mind as we bring a little nature to you! While the policy does still allow for hiking, it appears that hiking is the reprieve for MANY, and it’s not possible to keep six feet apart from other hikers on many of the trails. Be smart, stay safe.

Video is below!

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