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AJ’s Outdoor Adventures And Eats.

THIS week, I tackled a tough classic hike and replenished with a delicious lunch in North Bend!

On Sunday, I set my alarm for 3:00AM and left for the Mailbox Peak trailhead. I like to get out early on these beautiful Summer mornings and watch the sunrise over the mountains. There are TWO different trails up to Mailbox Peak, the “old trail” which is shorter (about 5.5 miles roundtrip) but much MUCH steeper and the new trail which is longer (about 9 miles roundtrip) but with a much lighter grade so it’s not as steep. I took the old trail up and the new trail back down to switch it up a bit and the views on top were stunning.

After the hike…my weary legs stumbled into the North Bend Bar and Grill where I enjoyed their super nachos, one of their fantastic burgers and an ice cold IPA.  Overall…a beautifully delicious and satisfying day. 🙂




About AJ

Your afternoon host AJ has been in Seattle for over 5 years and SO much has happened in his life since moving here. He and his wife of 7 years Nicole, had their first baby (Max...he is now 2) and they bought their first home here. When AJ isn't on the air, at a sporting event supporting one of our local teams (ESPECIALLY the Sounders and Seahawks) or hosting an event for one of the organizations that he works with including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, March For Babies, Susan G Komen and Washington Trails Association, he is more than likely climbing a mountain! "I love everything this place has to offer, from world-class entertainment, to the incredible food to all of its natural beauty with so many amazing mountains and trails at our doorstep! I LOVE the Pacific Northwest and am proud to call it home and do what I love to do with an incredible group of people."