Category: Winter

Sunshine in February

Every now and then, the sun comes out in winter. And that means I try to get to the nearest vantage point to look at the snow-covered Cascades or Olympics. Today I ventured out beyond my usual spots to Discovery Park. It’s a weird space because it’s part decommissioned military base, part sewage treatment plant, and part awesome park, with… Read more →

Perfect day for a snow day

Being a freelance writer certainly has its share of challenges, but the perks are pretty great, too. The forecast on Friday called for uncharacteristically sunny skies, so I skipped work and headed out to Snoqualmie Pass with a pair of snowshoes. The pesky marine layer had Seattle socked under fog when I left home in the morning, but the farther… Read more →

Snow adventures in Mount Rainier National Park

All the cold rain in the city this time of year means big snow for the mountains. I checked out Crystal Mountain Resort for the first time last week. The big ski area boasts almost 500 inches of snowfall (!) each year, and this year is off to a great start for anyone who wants to hit the powder. My… Read more →