Towering evergreens pilfer light just away enough to cast shade on every patch of puffy green moss. And puffy green moss impedes everywhere.
The western half of the state is coated in nature, from the moment you wake up staring skyward to the moments you turn your head to the floor, and each inch between, Washington proves a fertile ground like no other in the United States. And then there is the vast eastern high desert, the honking, difficult to navigate Seattle, and all of those small mountain towns holding onto their ancient edge, not quite as posh and “hip” as these modern days would beg but perfect in their ability to hold tight to a yesteryear of logging and seclusion.
Washington State, when it comes to camping, is all about riverfront, tall trees and in a valley deep and wide. It’s water flowing from glaciers and kingfishers snatching their lunch, it’s rounding, winding turns up mountain passes and creeks babbling away the warmer months. It’s the end of the line in the Pacific Northwest, and the gateway to the truly wilds of Canada alike.
The Olympic Peninsula
Snowboarder, avalanche chaser and dream liver Matthew Kuhar teaches us the ins, outs and why you may never want to leaves about Washinton state’s Olympic Peninsula.
Mt. Rainier National Park
A brief description of what Mt. Rainier is like, accompanied by a host of photos of the park.
Old-Growth National Forest Campgrounds of the Pacific Northwest
Stories from campgrounds in Oregon and Washington, focusing on those in old-growth settings.
More Articles on Washington
Southern California Highway 15, Heading East Toward Nevada
Joel Serot travels the nation with no plans except, literally, to “stop at the brown signs.”
Eight Stunning National Parks in the US to Revisit
From well-known spots like Zion to wildlife refuges where you’ll have the place all to yourself (except for the eagles!), a hopeful look at 2021 being the summer of adventure.
The Best BLM Camping in the American West
The wild open wilderness of every American’s backyard. Notes on cell coverage, specific sites in each state, photos and general vibe included.
Best Wineries to Visit via RV
New York, California and more – a wine lovers guide to RV destinations.
Discover These RV-Friendly Golf Courses In North America For A Quick Family Tee Time
Golf courses with RV parks attached – a golf lover’s guide to RV destinations.
The Best Drives in the United States
Thirteen of our favorite drives, and places to camp and explore, in the United States. Includes drives in VT, TX, UT, WA, CA, OR, CO, NE and more!
Outrunning Wild Fires in Eastern Washington
A family flees the ponderosa pines as Twisp and Winthrop are evacuated.
Young Bones in Bear Creek Campground, Winthrop, WA
A family contemplates why hunters are so often litterers.
Blog Posts About Washington State
Judging Immaculate vs. Perfection
Inn the grand scheme of things, we all sleep better in the snow.
Fondest Greetings from Washington’s Old-Growth
Time amongst the elders, as friends.
Travelers without Stationaries
I am not particularly an advocate for travel. Not in real life anyway. Yes, I publish an online magazine for full-time travelers. The goal behind this magazine, of which you’re currently viewing in fact, is to inspire people to travel, to live outside of normalcy, to make a motion of their lives. But more importantly, […]
Some Weeks Just Work Well
Lately our trend has basically been to stay somewhere new every week. Honestly, it’s a bit fast for me, but everyone expects to slow down come Winter and who doesn’t want to chase Autumn as you head south from British Columbia, meander through Washington, zig zag Oregon and find yourself in Northern California all before […]
Old Mountain Men
There they stand. Something rivaling 200 feet into these rare blue skies we’ve been enjoying, they belong to tribes named Redcedar and Douglas Fir. They are the elders, heroes simply for their age and grandeur. I imagine becoming one someday. In some future life, just months after I die and am buried via minimal means […]
From Mount Rainier, with Greetings!
Life in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, a weather maker, a volcano, a god on Earth.
US Border Patrol
When you’re in Southern Texas and Arizona, there are border patrol stations some 60 miles or so from the actual border. So if you visit places like Bisbee, AZ or Terlingua, TX, you go through them whether you’ve been to Mexico or not. Though not always, they are often staffed by people of Mexican descent. […]