Adventures + Escapes

Old Mine Trail, Darrington

Then & Now Old Mine Trail, Arlington/Darrington1st Trip- April 2016 (Photos) 2nd Trip - April 2017 (Photos & Review) Our 2017 trip focused very much on our second try at the Old Mine Trail. There were a couple of reasons for that. To begin with, it wasn’t just our...

Beyond Our Borders: Concrete, WA

We now have a monthly feature called Beyond Our Borders, highlighting the local strong towns and businesses around us. Kicking it all off is the town of Concrete, located just North of Arlington/Darrington. Join us as we take in its history, beauty, and local businesses like 5b’s Bakery and Cascade Burgers.

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Lime Kiln Trail, Granite Falls

Journey Back In Time Lime Kiln Trail, Granite FallsLime Kiln Trail in Granite Falls, is a 6.7 mile (in and out) trail located just outside of the city. I would rate this one difficult length wise but still fairly flat and easy for most of the trail. Just make sure you...

Adventure Cascades, Arlington/Darrington

Summer time = time to hit the water, and the best way to do that is on a raft or kayak with Adventure Cascades. Catch our experiences doing both, and my interview with owner Brian, in this exclusive article and don’t forget to stop by www.adventurecascades.com to book your trip!

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Beaver Lake Trail, Darrington

Beaver Lake Trai I was about to start this off with, “follow the Mountain Loop Highway,” but the second my fingers put it to screen all I wanted was to break into “Follow the Yellow Brick Road.” A bit odd yes, but if you’ve ever been, it probably makes total sense....

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...