From iconic national parks and beaches to little nooks and corners that are often overlooked, Off the Highway is about places where man have made a conscious effort to preserve what is God-endowed. These are places that provide the needed respite from the busyness of life, the quiet moments to refresh, restore and recharge. They are worth preserving, conserving and protecting, even as we live in a fast-paced high-tech world.
- Redmond Watershed PreserveIn 1926, the city of Redmond bought some land from Weyerhaeuser (an American timberland company), planning to use Seidel Creek for water supply. Additional acreage was bought to bring the watershed to 800 acres, though issues with the quality of the water led to the usage of other water sources. Today, the Redmond Watershed PreserveContinue reading “Redmond Watershed Preserve”
- Mount Rainier National Park, Paradise VicinityThis 369-miles squared park is home to the iconic Mount Rainier, the tallest mountain in Washington state, which is also an active volcano. Receiving an average of 643 inches of snow every year, it is the most glaciated peak in the US. Ascending up to 14,410 feet (4,400 meters) above sea level, you can seeContinue reading “Mount Rainier National Park, Paradise Vicinity”
- Off the Highway – Olympic National ParkOne of the first places we visited in Washington State is the Olympic National Park., the largest national park in the state. At 1,442 square miles, it is slightly more than five times the size of Singapore. Hence it is impossible to see and experience the park in a couple of days. Since we hadContinue reading “Off the Highway – Olympic National Park”
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