Monday, June 25, 2012

Hall of Mosses (Hoh Rain Forest)

Since we camped so close to the Hoh Rain Forest, we decided to go ahead and take a rainy day hike through a short but beautiful trail inside Olympic National Park: Hall of Mosses.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fremont Solstice Parade

Summer Solstice in the Seattle area isn't complete without a stop in Fremont for the Solstice Fair and Parade. For some reason, we always have trouble fitting it into our schedule, so it was a treat this year for us to find the day open for going to the parade.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ape Cave Lava Tube

When we went camping last month, we decided to check out an area of Mount St. Helens we hadn't yet explored: Ape Cave Lava Tube.

At over two miles long, Ape Cave Lava Tube is considered the longest lava tube in the continental United States. What is a lava tube? Basically, as lava flowed long ago, the outer portion of the lava cooled and hardened creating tubes through which fluid lava continued to flow. The fluid lava drained away, leaving the empty tube behind.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Campfire Cones

One of our favorite camping treats is Campfire Cones!

We fill some ice cream cones with marshmallows and chocolate ships or anything else you'd like to try. I personally like adding strawberries. Yum!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Seaquest State Park

We went camping at Seaquest State Park over the holiday weekend. It's almost always wet there, but it's one of the kids' favorite places to camp right now. They love being in the middle of the forest -- there's just so much to play with and explore!