Archive for June, 2014

VIVA WIMBLEDON!

June 30, 2014

The soccer world is watching Brazil.  The tennis world is watching England.  While the excitement of the games and matches continues, television shows us the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro – Copacabana and Ipanema.  We take the cable car up Sugarloaf Mountain and we view the magnificent giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Carcovado Mountain.  In England we visit the  quaint village of Wimbledon as well as views back in London of Big Ben, The River Thames and the amazing London Eye.  Does it make you want to travel?  It sure does!

SUNSET IN SEATTLE

June 4, 2014

There are few things more dramatic and more beautiful than the sun setting over Puget Sound and the sky ablaze with glorious color. Seattle is the place to be this summer.  SEAFAIR is the first part of August and it is the perfect time to experience the traditional spirit of the Northwest.  Enjoy the sun, music and water as the Blue Angels soar in the skies and hydroplanes dash across Lake Washington.  The fleet comes in and everyone takes to their boat or a local ferry. You can visit the beautiful Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island or wander Azalea Trail or Rhododendron Glen in the Washington Arboretum.  Visit the Japanese Tea Garden, Pioneer Square, the Chittenden Lochs, or relax on a ferry boat tour of the lakes.  Do not miss Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum or the top of the Space Needle.  There is so much to see, do and enjoy in Seattle!  Let PowerHiking Seattle help you plan your trip. http://www.powerhiking.com

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FABULOUS FORREST LODGE

June 2, 2014

On the highway leading to Mt. Hood and nestled on acres of tall trees near Rhododendron, Oregon, sits Forrest Lodge.  What a find and what an absolutely fabulous spot to get away and relax and enjoy!  Nearby you will find skiing and winter sports in the winter and swimming, boating, wind surfing and all different water sports on the nearby Columbia River in summer.  Hiking Trails abound and golf is not far.  There are wineries for wine tasting and spectacular sightseeing along the magnificent scenic Columbia Gorge.  Take in Multnomah Falls or the Bonneville Lock and Dam and Fish Ladder. Or just relax among the trees and wander the Wildflower or Forrest Trails.  You will love Forrest Lodge!  powerhiking@gmail.com for contact information.Trees Forrest LodgeForrest LodgeForrest Trail Forrest LodgeWildflower Trail Forrest LodgeTotem Forrest Lodge