Come join me on a weekend getaway to the great outdoors. From the Cascade range to the Dalles. I am always creating new trips and adventures. If a custom trip is more your style, would be happy to discuss and plan with you as well, just sign up below.
What does a trip look like? What should you expect? Below is some basic descriptions of the trips. You can also check out the previous trips page as well to get a good idea.
It all starts with the meet up. Usually this is at the Issaquah Highlands Park and Ride. We travel in this is comfortable 12 passenger Ford Transit van. On the way, there is water and snacks which are provided. Enjoy music and camaraderie with other trip participants. Kick back and relax and start your vacation now!
Each trip has a custom menu with each participant in mind as well as the season. Creating and cooking different types of foods on these trips is one of my favorite parts. I try to accommodate all food allergies and intolerances, even took a request before, which turned out delicious.
Of course the main event of the trips is the hike. Some trips have multiple small hikes and some have a big one, like this one on Maple Pass Loop. I do always try to include a sunrise hike for those willing to get up early! On the hikes, we don’t worry about the pace as much as enjoy the scenery and take in Washington’s amazing landscapes. Some trips offer different mileage choices as I hope to bring as many types of people outside as I can!
The houses I rent for these trips usually have about 6 bedrooms and are near where we will be hiking. The goal is to have a communal space to relax, rejuvenate and have time to build a community of people. If it has a pool or hot tub, all the better!
Who comes on these trips? Anyone. There is no specific type of person, old, young, thin, not so thin. There are some women only trips as I identify as a women and as this is a women’s owned and operated business. I want to help build up and support other women on their life journey as well.
Starting this business I discovered a lot of prejudice on what types of people are guides. I am here to say, you don’t have to be “perfect” to follow your dreams. Most of us are busy and it need some time to take a break, breathe some fresh air and meet some other like minded people.
WHO AM I?
My name is Amy Anton. I am a wilderness first responder, CPR/first aid certified, leave no trace trainer along with being a wife, mother, runner, hiker, lover of travel and a Physician Assistant. I am a die hard weekend warrior and during covid felt the loss of community. One thing we could do was go outside. I created this business to help others plan travel and and even more gratifying is taking people outside and bringing back some of the community feeling.
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest hiking and camping around the San Juan Islands. Any chance I have, I am out doing and seeing something new! Come join me on this journey, or let me help you go on your own amazing adventures or check out my quick weekend getaway PDFs which making planning your own super easy.
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This was my second trip with Dashaway! The accommodations were great, hiking amazing, and food delicious. Best part was Amy was able to accommodate the different levels of hikers on our trip to make sure we all had a great experience.
The Women’s Weekend Hike to Mt Ranier was more wonderful than wonderful. Great hikes with options offered, excellent accommodations, food and drinks served to us all weekend. I didn’t lift a finger. I had forgotten how gorgeous Mt. Ranier is and this trip did not disappoint. I met interesting women, and had a ball. Well organized, executed and fun trip that I will remember for a long time. I highly recommend Dash Away Trips.
Amy did a thorough job planning the food, hiking, accommodations, and logistics. The meals were nutritious and tasty. She does this in a relaxed, friendly way that helps everyone on the trip feel like old friends. The hikes had options for all levels, and everyone was supported in getting the most from their hiking experience.
The accommodations were really nice, and comfortable. The food was great and the variety and menu options were very friendly of many different diets/food restrictions.
Good accommodations, good food, hike was nice with a beautiful lake as the destination. Everyone was friendly.
Great planning. Nice setting. Loved the choice of activities including the “break the ice” game and the challenging hike. Nice group of people. Good attention to detail.
“What did you love?”
Everything, location, accommodations, food and outings…I would definitely go on another trip!
I loved the food, the hiking, the views and the great company!
The home was a wonderful setup for the weekend with ample space. The meals were planned and delicious, especially that poblano chili salsa! Getting to and from hiking locations was great in the van and the weather could not have been better.
I loved that all I had to do was to show up at the Park and Ride and the whole trip was planned for me. The accommodations were wonderful and the food was amazing….Amy did a wonderful job accounting for my dietary restrictions in all the meals, which I really appreciated.
We Loved our first hiking trip with Amy! The views were breath taking. The food is exceptional quality and very healthy. The hot tub and indoor pool were so much fun. The house was very comfortable. All the people on trip were fun to talk with. Best of all Amy took care of every detail. All we had to do was show up and have a ball. Highly recommend booking a trip with Amy. I know we will be booking more trips with her in the future.
Food was excellent, every meal was carefully planned out….Hiking trips were organized and beautiful. Sunrise hike was spectacular. Restful and fun weekend. Accomodations were comfortable. Would highly recommend Dash Away Trips to anyone interested in a restful and fun weekend where all the meals, transportation, lodging and outdoor activities are planned.
Hiker. Runner. Mom. Outdoor enthusiast that loves an adventure and food! Come join me on a great Group weekend getaway in the PNW #dashawaytrips