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Lifting Quarantine Responsibly

Covid-19 Togetherness Update We’ve all been experiencing togetherness more than ever. For weeks, we’ve all endured “stay safe, stay home” rules that have begun to pay off. It hasn’t been easy to hem ourselves in yet ironically distance ourselves out of our homes. We’d venture even further to say it’s been particularly hard for all of us Pacific Northwesterners to suspend our recreation habits. We are a community of hikers, mountain bikers, campers, and so on. Easing Outdoor Activity Rules Now that we’re seeing a slight shift with Governor Jay Inslee’s announcement Monday that Washington will partially open outdoor recreation activities May 5th, we’d like to make a humble suggestion: pack your family and your common sense and come get some fresh air. If the kids have been climbing the walls, get them up here and let them burn some of that energy off with trails right by the cabin. Bring Your Gear Almost everyone is itching to get outdoors. Come to Crystal Rainier Retreat — with traffic virtually non-existent, the drive over is quick. If you have a fuel-efficient car and your tank is full, you can make it round trip from Seattle and Bellevue without needing to stop […]

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Mountain Biking at its Best

Mountain Biking 410 Trails Near Greenwater, Washington Twenty-two trails covering more than 29 miles of climbs and descents makes Greenwater, Washington a destination hub for mountain biking enthusiasts looking for breath-taking views throughout the Mount Rainer area. Skookum Flats Mountain Bike Trail   10.8 mile loop Intermediate Ascent 621’ Descent -620’ High: 2,526’ Low: 2,085’ Max Grade 7% Skookum Flats is considered a showcase river trail in the Pacific Northwest. Dash through old-growth forests punctuated by smashing views. The lush scenery probably won’t distract you from the steep climbs, narrow contour trail segments, or creek segments. If you’ve been dying to get out and ride, spring is the perfect time to go. The early offers up fewer visitors. In the summer, the trail is populated with adults, kids, and pets on foot, so stay on your toes! The first and last mile is easiest, and you can include the White River Trail and make your ride a loop. Trailforks is an outstanding resource for information about mountain biking trails throughout the Greenwater area. They have tons of information, ratings, videos, and other vital information to help inform and prepare you for your next adventure. Safety Always be safe! Read our […]

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