Snow Lake Hike Photos

The Snow Lake Hike is one of the most popular hikes to do in the Seattle area.  My son and I went on Wednesday morning, and by the time we left the lake to head back down (2:30ish), there were tons of people coming to the lake.  It’s about 7 miles round trip, rocky, but moderately easy with the elevation…

Denny Creek Trail Photos

We spent yesterday (National Get Outdoors Day) up at the Denny Creek Trail. It’s a great hike for all ages. Here’s some photos of our adventure… Did you get a chance to get outside yesterday? No worries, you still have today! 🙂

The Amateur Outdoorsman Interview

I want to let you know about the interview I did over at The Amateur Outdoorsman about training for hiking and backpacking.  I share full body and core-specific exercises for backpacking along flexibility exercises for the trail. Check it out here or click the photo below. The Amateur Outdoorsman is a great site to pick up new tips and skills to make your…

Talus Rock Trail at Tiger Mountain

I was doing a TrailFit Hike with a client at Tiger Mountain and we stumbled upon the Talus Rock Trail (from the Tiger #3 Trail) – what a super cool surprise! I try to only take a couple shots when I’m with a client, but I just couldn’t help myself.  Sorry, Corky!!   The trailhead…

Big Trees Trail in Tofino

We spent spring break up on Vancouver Island with gorgeous weather the entire trip. The Big Trees Trail on Meares Island in Tofino was definitely my highlight!  This rainforest was like nothing I’ve ever seen before – amazing!!  

Just for Kids: Bus Trail at Tiger Mountain

Next week is spring break!  If you are planning a stay-cation, then take the kiddos to the Bus Trail at Tiger Mountain off I-90 at exit 20.  It’s flat the entire time and you can loop around to the lake trail  to head back and it’s only about 1.5 miles roundtrip.  You could even take…

Active Catch Ups!

If you haven’t seen a friend in a while, plan a hike or walk with them. There are plenty of shorter trails that would be equivalent to an hour at lunch. Best part, you are burning calories instead of consuming them while catching up! Yay!! Kim (also a fitness trainer) and I caught up last…

Active Style: It’s Springtime! 

Yesterday was a busy day mainly coaching fitness classes and clients. I was feeling the spring in the air and decided to wear an outfit that was bright and colorful (opposite of my go-to black on black).  These clothes are more geared for hikes or walks and they allowed me enough freedom of movement to demonstrate exercises.  PrAna has tons of new styles that…

PCT Hiking Style

We went for a hiking adventure this past weekend and actually hit about of foot of snow on the Pacific Crest Trail!  How exciting for us Seattleites!!  The PCT trailhead at Snoqualmie Pass is located just north of the on-ramp of I-90 westbound. The new hiking pants from prAna were perfect for the little snow surprise (water repellant) and the grip…