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2022 Washington Backpacking Reservation Dates

If you’re like me, the first part of each year is all about planning where I’ll go backpacking in the summer. One of my favourite places to go backpacking is Washington state. And many of the most spectacular backpacking trips in Washington require reservations. So I’ve put together a complete list of the 2022 Washington …

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10 Under-the-Radar US National Parks to Add to Your Bucket List

There are 59 National Parks in America. So far I have been to only 9 of them. And some of them are so popular that it’s hard to book a trip there. It seems like most people (including me) are only familiar with the famous and crowded national parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand …

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How to Hike and Camp at Toleak Point in Olympic National Park

If you’re looking to explore some of Olympic National Park’s rugged coastline, I recommend hiking to Toleak Point from Third Beach. It’s a moderately challenging trail that travels along beaches and across steep headlands. The area around Toleak Point is dotted with dozens of offshore islands and sea stacks, making it really picturesque. Plus there …

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Shi Shi Beach Hiking and Camping Guide

There’s something special about hiking and camping on an isolated west coast with nothing between you and Japan but the wild Pacific Ocean. Shi Shi Beach in Washington’s Olympic National Park gives you that experience, and it’s a short and easy hike to get there. I’ve made several trips to Shi Shi Beach since the …

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