After a productive morning with ample bear sightings, we stopped by the bay for a quick picnic lunch.
Outside, the temperature was -17°C .
and we didn’t have to go far to see more bears… Continue reading “Lords of the Arctic”
We’ve been out on the tundra for almost an hour…
So far no bears… Continue reading “Did I See a Polar Bear?”
Elliott Bay Trail is a short walking/biking trail, twenty-minute walk from the touristy Pike Place Market. It is ideal for visitors of the Seattle area who wish to enjoy a great view without the crowd.
The trail starts from the Olympic Sculpture Park, goes through Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Park. There are interesting Pacific Northwest artifacts along the trail , such as a totem pole Continue reading “Elliott Bay Trail, Seattle”
I woke up at four in the morning, lying in bed listening to the sound of my surroundings. At first, it was total silence – then birds chirping, gentle waves brushing the shore, and…glacier rumbling in the distance…
Glacier Basin is a scenic hiking trail in the Mt Rainier National Park Sunrise Area.
It offers a spectacular view of Mt. Rainier and Emmons Glacier.
The trail is in excellent condition (Thanks to WTA volunteers). It is relatively flat and shaded most of the the way to the top. Continue reading “Glacier Basin”
This must be my lucky day!
First the whale, then the calving, next came a tsunami. Just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better…Paarnaq knocked on my door and informed me that I will have not one, but two lovely guides accompanying me on my hike to the moraine. I was psyched.
Simon and Paarnaq are young, intelligent and energetic. We got along just like old friends. We hiked, exchanged ideas, sang songs, and made jokes. In fact, we’ve had so much fun that when I come to think of it now, I don’t remember much of the actual hiking.
Ebey’s Landing on Whidbey Island is an easy, family-friendly loop trail with a fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean.
The trail starts either from the Prairie Overlook Trailhead or the seaside parking lot at the end of Ebey’s Landing Road. Washington State Discovery Pass is required to park in the parking lot.