The Woods Coffee

We love this coffee shop right on the ocean! The barista made the perfect latte for me complete with micro-foam AND rosetta leaf design–my favorite.

Rasar State Park

This is our new home for a few days…where rainforest meets the highlands A snack of strawberries and cream while relaxing in the hammock tucked in the trees Green toes and matching pitcher Hemmed in trail with swampy looking tree ferns We were more than impressed with this campground  Just check out the secret beach…

Cascadian Farms!!

They make organic ice cream here from their home grown berries-a perfect treat after a long day of hiking.  We got some raspberry chocolate chip ice cream, a pint of blueberries, tomatoes, and salsa.

Hoary marmot meadow

We saw these big fur balls on our hike at Cascade Pass, but I decided they were saw cute that they deserved their own post.

Cascade Pass hike to Doubtful Lake and up to the glaciers

For the first 3.2 miles of the out-and-back trail, we zigzagged up the switchbacks taking in the soaring mountain vistas across the valley to the mountain pass. We heard a rumble at one point and looked over towards a glacier to witness a truck-sized piece of glacier crack off the main piece tumbling a thousand…

Diablo Lake and the gorge on Gorge Lake

Diablo Lake gets it’s emerald color from the fine sediment of glacial run offs…we stayed here in Colonial Creek Campground right on this beautiful lake!