John Sunich Explorer

I enjoy fishing, hiking, backpacking, whitewater rafting, camping and spending time with my family and pup Henry.

Raft the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

Cascade, Idaho

If you're looking for an all-around start-to-finish epic adventure, rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River arguably checks off more boxes than any other trip in the world.

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Whitewater Raft the Main Salmon River

Lemhi County, Idaho

The section of the Salmon River between Corn Creek and Carey Creek, known as the "Main" among boaters, flows through the second deepest canyon on the continent (only Hells Canyon is deeper).

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Hike Leadbetter Point State Park

Oysterville, Washington

Located off the beaten path at the northern end of the Long Beach Peninsula, Leadbetter Point State Park is great year around destination to explore in Southwest Washington.

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Hike to Wynoochee Falls

Montesano, Washington

Located along FR-2270 (Google Maps calls it FR-2312) in Olympic National Forest, the trailhead is marked by a pullout and a pair of signposts but no sign.

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Camp at Hoh Oxbow Campground

Forks, Washington

This small campground is found right off of Highway 101 about a mile and a half south of the turn off to the Hoh Rainforest, on the east side of the highway between mile post 176 and 177.

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Whitewater Raft the Gates of Lodore in Dinosaur National Monument

Moffat County, Colorado

Starting from the Lodore Ranger Station in Colorado the trip begins as a mild float before the Green River abruptly cuts through the Uinta Mountains in an area named The Gates of Lodore.

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Trail Run to Silver Falls

Randle, Washington

This is a trail that could easily be done by your older family members but also could be a nice trail run or quick hike for you.

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Hike to Greenwater Lakes

Enumclaw, Washington

Following along the Greenwater River, family friendly Greenwater lakes Trail #1176 which has minimal elevation gain, winds through a lush green mossy old growth forest.

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Run through Point Defiance Park

Gig Harbor, Washington

Point Defiance Park is the largest urban park in Pierce County and it provides a variety of amenities.

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Hike to Chain Lakes

Deming, Washington

Driving Directions: Travel east on Mt. Baker Highway 542 to the road's end and the Mount Baker Ski area. Follow the signs to the upper parking lot and the Bagley Lakes/Chain Lakes trailhead.

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Hike Oyster Dome!

Bellingham, Washington

Take Chuckanut Drive until you reach the trailhead that is about 3.5 miles from downtown Fairhaven. The parking is right off the road, and only really fills up on sunny weekends.

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Float the Wild and Scenic Owyhee River

Jordan Valley, Oregon

OverviewLocated in remote southeastern Oregon the Owyhee River offers an off the grid adventure through the high desert that you will not soon forget.

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Hike To The Summit of Beacon Rock

Stevenson, Washington

Beacon Rock is one of the most recognizable landmarks along the Columbia River Gorge. It’s a 848-foot basalt monolith (singular piece of rock) that was once the core of an ancient volcano.

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Explore Tide Pools at Kalaloch Beach 4

Forks, Washington

Parking at Kalaloch Beach 4 provides an easy walk to Olympic National Park's infamous tidal pools.

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Hike to Cape Alava

Clallam Bay, Washington

Drive along Highway 101 to the most upper-western part of Washington's coast to find secluded beaches Plan Ahead || Research the location of your trip and check if the timing is feasible.

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Watch a Sunset at Boulevard Park

Bellingham, Washington

Boulevard Park is just a few blocks from downtown Fairhaven. There's plenty of green grass, sandy beaches, and a boardwalk spreading across the water.

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Hike Sunrise Trails at Mount Rainier

Ashford, Washington

I grew up in Washington, but didn't get out to Mount Rainier until I came home for a visit years later.

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Hike the Similkameen Trail

Oroville, Washington

The Similkameen Trail is a short section of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail(PNT) as it heads west from the the town of Oroville, WA following an old railroad grade in the heart of the Oka.

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Photograph the Elusive Beehive Geyser

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Located in the Upper Geyser Basin along the banks of the Firehole River is the world famous Old Faithful geyser which is typically seen as a "must do" on any trip to Yellowstone National Park.

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Raft the Wild and Scenic Clackamas River

Estacada, Oregon

The Wild and Scenic Clackamas River above the North Fork Reservoir is a great destination for paddlers and only about an hour drive from downtown Portland. This popular 13.

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Camp on Blake Island

Seattle, Washington

There are 2 ways to get to Blake Island: private boat or via the Argosy Cruises tour boat (or if you're ambitious, I guess you can swim there!).

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Hike the Upper Foothills Trail along the Carbon River

Carbonado, Washington

The upper Foothills Trail from the Fairfax Bridge to Manley Moore can be hiked starting from either end as an "out and back" hike or a "point to point" by shuttling with two vehicles.

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Explore the Ape Caves

Cougar, Washington

As if erupting volcanoes weren't awesome enough, ancient lava flows also left behind these giant, hollow tubes as they cooled. Spend all day exploring deep underground in this 2.5 mile cave.

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Hike and Fly-Fish Jone's Hole Creek

Vernal, Utah

Starting from the Jone's Hole National Fish Hatchery the trail follows spring fed Jone's Hole Creek 4 miles to its confluence with the Green River.

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