Backpacking

Photos: Yellow Aster Butte—with snow!

Last weekend, I went on an overnight hike to Yellow Aster Butte, in the Mt. Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest.

Yellow Aster Butte wasn’t our first choice, but this trip worked out perfectly. We even got to experience some fresh snow for the first time this season!

The untouched, snow-covered trail made a chilly night more than worth it.

Here’s a quick trip report and some photos.

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3 Tips for an Awesome Hike on the Olympic Peninsula Coast

In April, I took a trip to the Olympic Coast with two of my friends. We were blessed with out-of-season weather (seriously, it felt like summer), and it ended up being one of my favorite hikes in recent memory. We completed the Ozette Triangle loop trail, along with a fair amount of additional exploration up and down the beach.

Keep reading to learn three things that will help make your trip to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula a success.

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