Complete Guide to Hiking the Enchantments

    Enchantments Hiking Washington, Perfection Lake

    Discover the best hiking in the Enchantments, Washington

    Just outside of Leavenworth, WA, is one of the nation’s most coveted outdoor recreation areas – the Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Thousands of people apply for overnight permits to the Enchantments every year and only a fraction receive them (we literally had a group of 10 apply for permits and no one received them).

    The only person I know who scored a permit was for the last weekend of permit season October 31! Continue Reading

  • Summer Skiing at Timberline

    Why Summer Skiing at Timberline is So Much Fun

    Summer skiing with lift access at Mt. Hood If you’ve skied during the summer months, then you know that it usually involves warm weather, snow slogs and sun cupped snow. However,…

  • Mt. Whitney - Sierra Nevadas
    Lifestyle Outdoors

    Camping at Whitney Portal

    Camping below the tallest mountain in the lower 48 Looming at 14,506 feet, Mt. Whitney is the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states. Many individuals come to this area for…

  • Mt Rainier National Park

    Ode to August – Time to Get Outside!

    Hello summer! Wow, it’s been a crazy few months and a long time since I’ve put any adventures up on Mountain Lovely! While blogging is so much fun, it’s time consuming…

  • Mt. Bachelor Bend, Oregon
    Lifestyle Outdoors

    Local Living in Bend, Oregon

    Weekend Travel Guide for Bend, Oregon Nestled in the heart of Central Oregon, Bend is a pretty special place (and that’s an understatement). With the mountains as a backdrop, the town…