Too busy for a big summer vacation trip? Finding a block of time between kids’ camps, sports teams, and family reunions can be tough. But all it takes is a weekend to find an adventure in your own back yard.
Washington State has some of the most beautiful, pristine wilderness on the planet. You can make it as simple as a day hike (see list of nearby hikes below) or make it an adventure that includes rock climbing, yoga, and maybe even awesome cuisine. There are local guides who plan amazing yoga hikes and backpacks, lead and teach rock climbing adventures, and arrange longer trips that involve visiting the most amazing places in our state.
Check out EverGreen Escapes, a local company that plans trips all over our state, from day trips that combine hiking and yoga, to longer trips that include rock climbing or visiting wineries. One trip they do includes hiking over the Cascade Pass to Stehekin, taking a boat to Chelan, visiting wineries and ending up at the Inn at Langley on Whidbey Island. It’s a great way to entertain visiting relatives and show them our great state. For more information, contact Evergreen Escapes. Jake Haupert, Founder and Chief Escape Officer, can be reached at 206 650-5795; Jake@EverGreenEscapes.com.
EverGreen Escapes suggests these local day hikes:
Wallace Falls, Lake Serene, Rattlesnake Ledge, Barclay Lake, Iron Goat, Dirty Face Peak, The Chuckanuts, Mt. Pilchuck, Mt. Washington and Dorothy Lake. Of course there are the more familiar hikes off if I-90 like Granite, and Mt Si.
Go out and adventure! It’s close, cheap and healthy!