The first time I heard a friend talk about driving towards the mountains to get a tree, I knew it was something I wanted our family to try. Since before we were married, we’d always gone to the same Christmas Tree Farm each year and although it was a great experience, I wanted to try something different. I wanted to bundle my kids up in their winter gear, grab a coffee, hopefully see some snow and wander trails, while searching for our tree.I didn’t know what to expect so I called the Ranger Station. I love the people there! They told us to stop in, by our $10 permit and that they had maps available showing the tree cutting areas.
While walking this boardwalk, hand in hand with my baby, stopping to read the signs to the older kids, I couldn’t believe what an amazing place this is. A light dusting of snow lingered in shaded areas, with promises for more snow soon. Not only were we out finding our tree, but we were experiencing a new treasure in this area, which always blows me away. I’ve lived in Washington my whole life and still, our family is stumbling upon places that completely thrill us.
We found our perfect tree, but even better, we had a wonderful family day and we discovered a trail we can’t wait to come back and visit again with the kids. When we come back here, we’ll always remember where our tree was growing and the day we came out and brought it home.
To learn more about Christmas Tree permits, click here or call your local Ranger Station.
And now…..here is a video I created, to bring you along with us on this adventure. It’s only about 2 minutes long and you’ll want your volume up. Merry Christmas!