August Twenty Twenty

Music during the day is a must. Even as a young kid, I remember having an ’80s boombox, listening to music in my room. And then came the boomboxes with the tape deck that would automatically reverse, amazing. Then there

August Twenty Twenty

Music during the day is a must. Even as a young kid, I remember having an ’80s boombox, listening to music in my room. And then came the boomboxes with the tape deck that would automatically reverse, amazing. Then there

Annette Lake

Why are lakes named either Name Lake or Lake Name? Somehow other bodies of water have this figured out. There’s no Ocean Pacific, River Amazon, Creek Griffin… and so on. I guess there is the River Thames. But still. Things

Annette Lake

Why are lakes named either Name Lake or Lake Name? Somehow other bodies of water have this figured out. There’s no Ocean Pacific, River Amazon, Creek Griffin… and so on. I guess there is the River Thames. But still. Things

Hazel Wolf Wetlands

Tuesday kiddo hikes are back in action. A few weeks back, I decided Tuesdays will be hiking days. With kiddos. I’ve managed to keep Tuesdays totally free from all things school and activities as we approach fall. Another point for

Hazel Wolf Wetlands

Tuesday kiddo hikes are back in action. A few weeks back, I decided Tuesdays will be hiking days. With kiddos. I’ve managed to keep Tuesdays totally free from all things school and activities as we approach fall. Another point for

California Twenty Twenty

Another summer, another California trip. We go back home. Except Washington is home. Over 14 years now, with no plans to move. I’m not sure when back home is no longer where you grew up? California wasn’t supposed to be

California Twenty Twenty

Another summer, another California trip. We go back home. Except Washington is home. Over 14 years now, with no plans to move. I’m not sure when back home is no longer where you grew up? California wasn’t supposed to be

Dirty Harry’s Balcony

The name alone was my inspiration for wanting to hike this sucker. There’s also Putrid Pete’s Peak that’s on my list. There are hike names that are to the point, like Twin Falls. Because you hike to Twin Falls. Then

Dirty Harry’s Balcony

The name alone was my inspiration for wanting to hike this sucker. There’s also Putrid Pete’s Peak that’s on my list. There are hike names that are to the point, like Twin Falls. Because you hike to Twin Falls. Then

Garfield Ledges

Tuesday is now kiddo hiking day. We started the Tuesday hiking thing the first week in August, although it’s officially my plan for fall. With (almost) everything online this fall, I’ve managed to keep Tuesdays free and clear of anything.

Garfield Ledges

Tuesday is now kiddo hiking day. We started the Tuesday hiking thing the first week in August, although it’s officially my plan for fall. With (almost) everything online this fall, I’ve managed to keep Tuesdays free and clear of anything.

July Twenty Twenty

Driving to hike Lake 22, I passed a car with a sticker on the back window. (Lake 22 is absolutely stunning.) It said: There’s Like Hella Kids In Here. I’m not a car sticker person. But for a split second,

July Twenty Twenty

Driving to hike Lake 22, I passed a car with a sticker on the back window. (Lake 22 is absolutely stunning.) It said: There’s Like Hella Kids In Here. I’m not a car sticker person. But for a split second,

Nine!

Laine celebrated nine years orbiting around the sun in July. It’s hard to believe she’s nine, even though it feels about right. Laine kicks off birthday season for our family, the first of the kiddos to have a birthday this

Nine!

Laine celebrated nine years orbiting around the sun in July. It’s hard to believe she’s nine, even though it feels about right. Laine kicks off birthday season for our family, the first of the kiddos to have a birthday this

Talus Loop

If I’m going to see a bear while hiking, I feel like this will be the place. Multiple bear chilling spots. Talk about dense forrest. At least in my book. Maybe all forests are dense? I mean, it’s trees galore

Talus Loop

If I’m going to see a bear while hiking, I feel like this will be the place. Multiple bear chilling spots. Talk about dense forrest. At least in my book. Maybe all forests are dense? I mean, it’s trees galore

Camp Orkila Twenty Twenty

Camp Orkila, Covid style. The annual Camp Orkila trip back in May was cancelled. That whole pandemic thing was in full effect. Still is. But things are slowly opening, with major precautions and virus protocols. Like Camp Orkila. Instead of

Camp Orkila Twenty Twenty

Camp Orkila, Covid style. The annual Camp Orkila trip back in May was cancelled. That whole pandemic thing was in full effect. Still is. But things are slowly opening, with major precautions and virus protocols. Like Camp Orkila. Instead of