Adventures + Escapes

The Mountain Loop Highway Is Calling

The Mountain Loop Highway Is Calling ... and I must go soon! It’s that time of year again! The sun, and clear days, are slowly starting to make more and more appearances. For many, myself included, that means it is time to start counting down to the opening of the...

Chasing Waterfalls

Chasing Waterfalls  View From Here + Adventures/Escapes Mash-UpUsually our View From here section is all about photos, and not so much about words. This time around is different though, because as spring gets under way and summer creeps closer, I can’t help but think...

The Road To Monte Cristo

The Road To Monte Cristo Mountain Loop HighwayWhen I set out to conquer the road to Monte Cristo I got more than I bargained for. I don’t necessarily mean in terms of difficulty, although at 8 miles round trip it wasn’t exactly a walk in the park. Instead, I’m...

Escape Scene, Everett

The Ultimate Indoor Adventure Escape Scene, EverettBetween May and October you will find The SnoCo Kid and I out hiking trails, rafting, zip lining, and covering our car in dirt along the Mountain Loop Highway. When it comes to the rest of the year though, we find...

Canopy Tours NW, Camano Island

Best OUtdoor Adventures, 2017 Canopy Tours NW, Camano IslandI want you to close your eyes for a second and imagine yourself soaring through the air, feeling weightless for second after second as a beautiful forest of tall trees and plant life passes by. Take in the...

In Hunt of the Perfect Christmas Tree

In Hunt of the Perfect Christmas Tree Lochsloy Acres, Lake StevensTwas the weekend before Thanksgiving, and a rather cold and wet day, when The SnoCo Kid and I bundled up, got into the car, and headed off to cut down our Christmas tree. Yes it is a bit early to be...

Then & Now, Camping on the Mtn Loop Hwy

Then & Now Camping on the Mountain Loop HighwayNovember of last year marked the first time I’d gone camping since I was a kid. My parents had made me go so often that it had become something dreaded, but it was time for that to change. I wanted both myself and my...