I love traveling North. It must come from growing up in Michigan where the best place to go was “Up North” in both summer and winter. In the summer, “Up North” meant long days on the lake, boating, swimming, playing, and ice cream to end the day. In the winter, we went north to ski the massive 400′ vertical of Boyne or Crystal Mountain to really push our limits! A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided to head north to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary. As soon as we passed Reno, I felt the excitement of my youth.
Stop 1: Burney Falls
Stop 2: McKenzie River Trail
Stop 3: Mt Hood for summer skiing
Stop 4: Seattle for the Sounders Game and brunch with old friends
Stop 5: Bellingham BBQs and biking
Stop 6: Whistler aka Outdoor Disneyland
Stop 7: Sushi in Vancouver
Stop 8: North Cascades National Park
Stop 9: Hart’s Pass, Highest Road in Washington State
Stop 10: Glacier National Park
Stop 11: Missoula for our actual anniversary!
Stop 12: Bitteroot fly fishing
Stop 13: Boise, ID to visit our friend Kellee and her new adorable baby!
(sadly, I took no photos, but it was awesome!)
Final stop: Tahoe – always nice to come back and feels a lot like “Up North.”