Hike Files: Thornton Lakes Trail to Trappers Peak (North Cascades National Park)

Hike Files: Thornton Lakes Trail to Trappers Peak - LiveRecklessly.com

Washington has certainly ignited my passion for hiking. While I’ve always enjoyed an outdoors lifestyle, most of my weekends in Newcastle were spent bikini clad and beachside rather than tackling switchbacks in my rainproof jacket and hiking boots. My new ‘home state’ is not short on mountains, and over the past 14 months of living […]

Best sights and hikes in Deception Pass State Park

Expat Escapades June 2016 - LiveRecklessly.com

Home to rugged coastal headlands and dense forest, peaceful coves and picture-perfect panoramas of the Olympic Mountains, Deception Pass State Park offers gorgeous surrounds for hiking and sight-seeing. Its immense reputation is matched by its proportions. By numbers, Deception Pass State Park has 4,134 acres of ancient forest, 15 miles of saltwater shoreline, four freshwater […]