Rachel DavidsonExplorer

Mountain climbing, trail running, and writing all about it. New to Seattle! Hit me up to show me around or go on an adventure.

Run The Green Lake Park Loop

Seattle, Washington

Looping around a freshwater lake surrounded by tranquil natural scenery, Green Lake Park trail is considered by many to be Seattle’s go-to running spot.

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Walk the Canemah Bluff Loop

Oregon City, Oregon

You'll never stumble upon Canemah Park unless you're really looking for it.

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Run the Clackamette Park Loop

Gladstone, Oregon

Clackamette Park is known for its prime destination right off of the freeway and across from Oregon City's most popular shopping area, but it's frequented for its public boat dock, RV facilities, and.

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Run or Hike the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail

North Bend, Washington

This beautiful tucked-away trail offers runners, hikers, and backpackers a new view of their favorite neighboring peaks - like Mailbox Peak and Mt.

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Backpack the Zion National Park Traverse

New Harmony, Utah

When doing this point-to-point trail in a west-to east-direction, start at Lee Pass trailhead, about 8 miles up the hill on Kolob Canyon Road from Exit 40 on I-15.

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Backpack the Trans-Zion Trek, Zion NP

New Harmony, Utah

The following adventure guide for the Trans-Zion Trek will actually consist of six separate trails. The trails listed below are listed in order, going West to East.

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Hike East Rim Trail, Zion NP

Orderville, Utah

The East Rim Trail is approximately 11-miles (one-way) and can either be started from the Eastern Entrance of Zion National Park, or more commonly from the Hidden Canyon or Observation Point Trailhea.

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Backpack the West Rim Trail, Zion NP

Hurricane, Utah

This 14.5 mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail.

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Hike Wildcat Canyon Trail, Zion NP

Springdale, Utah

This 5.8 mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail.

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Hike the Connector Trail, Zion NP

Virgin, Utah

This 4-mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail.

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Hike the Hop Valley Trail, Zion NP

Virgin, Utah

This 6.5 mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail.

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Backpack the La Verkin Creek Trail

New Harmony, Utah

I've visited Zion National Park twice this year and the experience between the two visitations were like night and day. Zion National Park is by no means a secret, and for good reason.

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Hike to Zion's Kolob Arch

New Harmony, Utah

In the lesser traveled area of Zion National Park sits Kolob Arch, a sandstone arch high up on a cliff tucked back in the canyon. To get to Kolob Arch take exit 40 on I-15 in Utah.

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Scramble Fortress Mountain

Leavenworth, Washington

The Approach Starting at the Trinity trailhead you'll hike the Buck Creek Trail towards Buck Creek Pass.

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Backpack Spider Gap to Buck Creek Pass

Leavenworth, Washington

Backpacking the Spider Gap to Buck Creek Pass Loop in the Glacier Peak Wilderness is no easy task, but yields some of the most spectacular views found in Washington.

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Hiking the Lyman Lakes

Leavenworth, Washington

Start out on the Phelps Creek Trail and hike in 6.5 miles to reach the head of Spider Meadows.

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Hike to Lake of the Angels

Mason County, Washington

The trail up to Lake of the Angels, known as the Putvin Trail, starts out pretty mellow with a gradual uphill climb. Your first marker will be an old roadbed at around 1.

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Hike Canyon Creek Meadow and 3 Fingered Jack

Jefferson County, Oregon

This hike is truly spectacular from the moment you step foot out of your car. Jack Lake lies at the beginning of the trail, and provides a beautiful sample of what's to come.

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Run the Suttle Lake Loop

Sisters, Oregon

Beginning at the Suttle Lake Lodge just off Highway 20, the Suttle Lake Loop follows a wide dirt path that circumnavigates the entire lake.

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Backcountry Camp in the Canyon Creek Drainage

Junction City, California

The first half of the Canyon Creek Drainage is one of the most popular destinations within the Trinity Alps, but the second half goes largely unexplored and uninhabited by sojourners.

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Hiking to Lassen Peak (10,462ft.)

Shasta County, California

One of my personal favorites and a hidden gem of California that keeps circling my mind is the Lassen Peak Trail. Don't let the trail map (2.

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Scramble Thompson Peak

Junction City, California

This adventure begins at the Canyon Creek Lakes in the Trinity Alps wilderness. Park at the Canyon Creek Trailhead near Junction City and hike the well-maintained and easy-to-follow trail for 8 miles.

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Backpack to the Canyon Creek Lakes

Junction City, California

Numerous starting points with over 550 miles of trail and easily 50+ different featured trails depending on length and what type of activity you are are looking for.

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Scramble Guye Peak

North Bend, Washington

There are quite a few ways up Guye Peak ranging from a simple walk up to multiple pitches of technical rock climbing.

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