With relatively mild winter temperatures driven by its maritime climate, Washington state is graced with some of the best winter camping spots in the country, particularly given its northern latitude.
While snow closes down all campgrounds in the Cascades and almost all of them in eastern Washington, nearly all of the low elevation campgrounds west of the Cascades remain open during the winter months. From the Columbia River Gorge to the Olympic Peninsula and up to the San Juan Islands, incredible adventures can be pursued year round.
That being said, western Washington is notorious for one thing, more than an other state, and that is RAIN! If you’re exploring the great outdoors any time in between October and June, you can count on liquid sunshine. In fact, some areas like Olympic National Park are best explored in the [...]
As we head further into fall, many are in the market for a truck canopy. Truck canopies are a great way to cover the cargo area. They are lockable, weatherproof and a good storage place. Better yet, they improve the fuel economy of your vehicle. With so many options in style, functionality and cost, we thought you’d appreciate these Tips on Finding the Right Truck Canopy.
Here are some questions to ask yourself about the way you’ll use your canopy or cover:
Do you want to be able to remove it? If you want a shell, or even a lid, you’ll want to consider if you want to be able to remove it without too much trouble for the occasional large load. Many truck top manufacturers know that truck owners want [...]
The autumn air is crisp, the bugs (and crowds) are at a minimum and the natural world is at its jewel-toned peak. It’s time for a hike!
A brisk stroll through the cool air and colorful leaves is one of autumn’s most divine and invigorating rituals. Pulling on a sweater and hiking boots, pouring a mug of hot coffee and setting out for your favorite trail is enough to inspire giddiness.
Fall also is a time when conditions can change in a hurry. So before you hit the trail, visit Washington State’s Adventure Awaits blog for a few tips!
Ever tried to book a campsite or cabin at one of Washington’s more popular state parks, such as Deception Pass, Steamboat Rock or Cape Disappointment, with no luck?
Those are some of Washington state‘s most visited state parks. If you’ve ever wanted to stay at some of these places, especially during the spring or summer, you should definitely try making your reservations for 2018 now!
Washington State Parks make it easy to book online. Don’t hesitate, visit their website to book your reservation today.
Got bait on ice, flies tied or lures ready? Whatever your preference, if you’re a trout-fishing fiend, then you may know that the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 2017 Trout Fishing Derby ends Oct. 31.
The Derby is happening at lakes all across the state, including in 11 Washington state parks. There’s still plenty of time to catch one of 900 tagged fish stocked in more than 100 lakes, and you can win a fabulous prize!
Turn your Fishing Derby experience into an adventure! Visit one of the many Washington state parks near a Fishing Derby lake. Read more about camping and fishing at a Washington state park trout lakes in the Washington State Park’s Adventure Awaits blog.
The months of September and October are the ideal time to discover the beauty of fall foilage, at its best! The best strategy is select travel dates in advance, but not destinations. Then go wherever the color is.
The Weather Channel maintains a map of current foliage conditions, making it easy to plot your course through some pretty terrific parts of the country — by RV.
So, before you encase your RV in its winter storage, and before you head for the deserts of the Southwest for the winter… now is the time to take advantage of the most beautiful time of year. Drive somewhere fun— like down a narrow country lane. Experience the crunching of leaves under your tires as you drive through a multicolored storm of foliage as the leaves drift down to earth in the cool breeze of [...]
We love this Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast recipe from Leigh Anne at Your Home Based Mom. Slow cooker recipes are one of our favorite go-tos for camping. Start them in the morning, adventure all day, and come back to a nice home cooked meal – ready to go! Slow cooker honey parmesan pork loin roast Author: Leigh Anne Wilkes Ingredients
1 3-4 lb. boneless pork loin roast
2/3 C grated parmesan cheese
1/2 C honey
3 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp dried basil
1 Tbsp dried oregano
2 Tbsp chopped garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbs cornstarch
1/4 C chicken broth
1 tsp sugar optional
Place roast in slow cooker.
In a bowl combine cheese, honey, soy sauce, basil, oregano, garlic, oil, and salt.
Visit All Seasons RV for all your Winterization Needs
While some of you are making the most of our last days of warm weather with fun trips, some are ready to put their RV away for winter. Here are some winterization tips and a step by step checklist for RV Winterization.
Shopping List: Stop by All Seasons RV for all your Winterization Needs
Non-toxic RV antifreeze (The amount depends on the layout and length of your plumbing lines. Average needed, 2-3 gallons.)
A water heater by-pass kit, if not already installed.
A wand to clean out holding tanks.
A water pump converter kit, or tubing to connect to the inlet side of the water pump.
Basic hand tools to remove drain plugs.
Step by Step Guide to Winterizing your RV. Be sure to read your owners manuals for unit specific winterizing guidelines.
If you have any inline water filters remove and bypass before starting.