Pacific Northwest

with Plus Size Outside

Five Days in Olympic and Mount Rainier National Parks with Fiona from Plus Size Outside


Trip Length

5 Days



Group Size

6-8 Persons

Trip Dates

August 3-7, 2023




All transfers
Naturalist guides
Park entry fees
Two nights Glamping at Mossquatch Resort
Two nights at Loge Alta Crystal
Meals as indicated below
Hiking pole rentals

Not Included

Flights to the destination
Gratuity for your guides


Trip Info

The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most dramatic and dynamic landscapes in the country. We’ll explore its rocky coasts, venture into the heart of a rainforest, and hike alongside one of the most fascinating glaciated volcanoes in the world – all in just five days!


Early fall is a wonderful time to visit Washington and the weather can be extremely varied. We’ll be exploring a variety of locations each with its own weather trends.

In general, you should be prepared for warm, comfortable days with temperatures in the 70s, cool nights with lows in the 40s, and the potential for rain. High elevations on Mount Rainier may even see snow this time of year!


Good Trippers can be any age but most of our travelers are in their 30s – 50s.

We get families, couples and friends, but most of our travelers come solo! We have trips for all abilities, just make sure to review the Intensity section for information about what to expect on your trip. 

All public trips are 18+. If you’re traveling with kids, we’d be happy to make any itinerary private! Email

Intensity – Moderate

Most days will include hikes that are approximately 3-4 miles with mild to moderate elevation change. Expect to be active for about 4 hours a day. Day 5 will be the most challenging day, with a strenuous hike at altitudes that some consider challenging. This hike is optional, though, with more moderate alternatives available for those who would like to opt out. Suitable for most fit travelers with some hiking experience.


  • Two nights in a double-occupancy glamping tent in Olympic National Park
  • Two nights in a double-occupancy suite at Loge Alta Crystal


Please plan to arrive at SeaTac International Airport by 10:00 AM PST on Day 1. Your guide will pick you up shortly after arrival. Alternatively, your guide can collect you from your accommodation or another central point in Seattle (within 30 minutes of airport) by 9:00 AM PST if you choose to arrive a day early.

Your guide will transport the group to the airport around 12:00 PM PST on Day 5. Please plan a departure after that time or be prepared to find personal transportation to the airport from the hotel if your flight departs earlier or much later.


Day 1

Plan to arrive in Seattle by the mid afternoon. After meeting your adventure-mates upon arrival, we’ll load up and head out to the Olympic Peninsula. Along the way, we’ll make a stop for lunch at a charming local cidery. After lunch, we’ll take a visit to Hurricane Ridge for stunning, sweeping views of the Olympics’ high snowy peaks. After a short walk, we’ll continue onward and settle into our cozy tents at Mossquatch Resort just in time for dinner.

Meals: D

Day 2

Today we’ll spend the morning exploring the rocky coast in the Kalaloch area. The intertidal zone is full of biodiversity and curious creatures are just waiting to be discovered – if you know where to look. We’ll spend the part of the day tidepooling and walking along the beach.

Next, we’ll head into the heart of the park and discover the magic of the Hoh rainforest. One of the few remaining temperate rainforests on earth, this biodiversity hotspot receives over 120” of rain each year! The payoff is huge – dense, lush mosses hang from the trees and strange animals like banana slugs lay hidden in the detritus of the forest floor. We’ll spend our day hiking through this one of a kind ecosystem with plenty of time to stop and discover the entire universe beneath our feet.

Timing for the day may be adjusted based on tides.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 3

After a relaxing morning, it’s time to say goodbye to Olympic as we head east to the crown jewel of the Cascade Range – Tahoma, or Mount Rainier. An active volcano with a fascinating geological history, this mountain is visible for almost all of our half day drive – depending on the weather of course!

We’ll make stops for breakfast and lunch before arriving at our cabins at the newly renovated Loge Alta Crystal.

Meals: D

Day 4

We’ll spend the full day on the trails of Mount Rainier National Park – in the stunning Sunrise area or Yakima Park. Dotted with wildflowers, our trail will take us through alpine meadows and past countless viewpoints of the massive, glaciated peak. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for marmots and mountain goats along the way! Tonight, we’ll enjoy a final meal together before settling into bed.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 5

Time to load up and head back to Seattle! We’ll say goodbye to our new friends and depart on our afternoon flights.

Meals: B

Pack List

  • Required Gear
    • Day pack (15-30 liters recommended)
    • Luggage (can be left in the vehicle, 1 small suitcase per person)
    • Pack cover
    • Headlamp
    • Reusable water bottles or bladders (3L total capacity)
  • Recommended Gear and Personal Item
    • Hiking poles
    • Sunscreen
    • Earplugs
    • Insect repellent
    • Toiletries (please choose biodegradable and scent-free items)
    • Small, personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
    • Small, quick dry towel
  • Required Clothing
    • Warm jacket (down, puffy, fleece)
    • Rain jacket or shell
    • Rain pants
    • Breathable wicking base layers
    • Lightweight hiking pants
    • Warm clothes to sleep in
    • Warm hat
    • Gloves
    • Sun hat with a brim
    • Wool socks (1 pair per day of trip)
    • Hiking boots
    • Sunglasses
  • Recommended Clothing
    • Buff or neck scarf
    • Comfortable clothes for camp
    • Sandals or camp shoes

Washington Olympics and Cascades Adventure


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