Mount Rainer National Park

Rainer is an active stratovolcano that erupted last time in 1854. Some told that if it erupts again, it could threaten Seattle and cause tsunamis in Puget Sound. The Native Americans called it Tahoma, or Tacoma – “mother of the waters.” The name Rainer was given by George Vancouver in honor of Admiral Peter Rainer….

Beacon Rock State Park

On November 2, 1805, Captain Clark wrote about remarkable 848ft-tall monolith he called Beaten Rock, changing the name on his return to Beacon Rock. A century passed, and Henry Biddle bought the Rock for $1. Biddle built a marvelous trail to the top between 1916 and 1918. Though I didn’t remember the Rock from the…

The Very South Of Oregon Coast

So last time we’ve been in Oregon I made promise to myself that we will return. Return exactly with one goal: explore Samuel H Boardman Park. This majestic arches and cliffs stopped my breath. I have special board on Instagram were I save all photos from this place. I even planned all Memorial Weekend trip…