Tag Archives: Pacific Northwest

Exploring Seattle and the Surrounding Area

In the 19th century no one was betting on Seattle to become the great metropolis of the Northwest. The Washington capital was placed in Olympia and the railroads all built towards Tacoma. Then in the 1890s gold was discovered in the Yukon in the far north and tiny Seattle on the Puget Sound was the

A Girl From New York Becomes A Camper

How does a girl who was born and raised in suburban Long Island find herself stoking a campfire in Alaska’s Denali National Park? It’s simple. She marries an Eagle Scout and together they get transferred to the Pacific Northwest. Well, that girl is me and I’ve been camping with my husband and children for many

Charming Coastal Landscapes at Cape Disappointment

Cape Disappointment State Park (formerly known as Fort Canby State Park) offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Columbia River and two historic lighthouses. It also includes old-growth forest, lakes, marshes, and ocean-side streams and tidelands. The park sits at the end of Long Beach Peninsula between the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean, and hosts