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Steamboat Rock State Park

Last weekend we took off to Steamboat Rock State Park. It’s been on the list since 2017 when we discovered the area driving up to Republic for fossil digging. What a beautiful area, called the Channeled Scablands. We watched a

Steamboat Rock State Park

Last weekend we took off to Steamboat Rock State Park. It’s been on the list since 2017 when we discovered the area driving up to Republic for fossil digging. What a beautiful area, called the Channeled Scablands. We watched a

March 2021

The things you worry about never happen. This is what my mom always says. Which probably explains why I haven’t died from Covid. Hahaha. Man, what a year. Reflecting back to last March, when life shut down. We really embraced

March 2021

The things you worry about never happen. This is what my mom always says. Which probably explains why I haven’t died from Covid. Hahaha. Man, what a year. Reflecting back to last March, when life shut down. We really embraced

Pratt Connector to Pratt River Trail

This sucker was all about the bridge for me. Instead of doing anything productive at night—after the kids are all in bed—I lie in bed and watch Tik Tok videos. Tik Tok must have the best algorithms because it knows

Pratt Connector to Pratt River Trail

This sucker was all about the bridge for me. Instead of doing anything productive at night—after the kids are all in bed—I lie in bed and watch Tik Tok videos. Tik Tok must have the best algorithms because it knows

Cannon Beach

Last Wednesday I was in a major funk. Emphasis on major. I was already in a mood and it was cold. I didn’t want to hit the trail—the trail always puts me in a better mood. Instead, I parked on

Cannon Beach

Last Wednesday I was in a major funk. Emphasis on major. I was already in a mood and it was cold. I didn’t want to hit the trail—the trail always puts me in a better mood. Instead, I parked on

Grand Ridge Park, Again

A week later. This time the goal was to hike from Central Park to Duthie Hill Park. Looking at the trail map, my calculation was about nine miles. Turns out it was more like 11.33 miles. Math has never been

Grand Ridge Park, Again

A week later. This time the goal was to hike from Central Park to Duthie Hill Park. Looking at the trail map, my calculation was about nine miles. Turns out it was more like 11.33 miles. Math has never been

Oxbow Loop Trail

An easy hike—more like a stroll—was on tap for last Saturday morning. Blaise and Laine were at their wilderness class, which left the three younger gals and Brian for me to convince we should head to Oxbow Loop Trail. Baby

Oxbow Loop Trail

An easy hike—more like a stroll—was on tap for last Saturday morning. Blaise and Laine were at their wilderness class, which left the three younger gals and Brian for me to convince we should head to Oxbow Loop Trail. Baby

February 2021

It’s that time of year when I crave change. Everything holidays and the fresh start of the new year are long gone. And I’ve already planned this year as much as I can given that whole pandemic thing still going

February 2021

It’s that time of year when I crave change. Everything holidays and the fresh start of the new year are long gone. And I’ve already planned this year as much as I can given that whole pandemic thing still going

Pretzel Tree Trail

This is one of those must do with kids hikes. At least that’s the word on the street. I’ve known about Pretzel Tree Trail since back when Blaise and Laine were toddlers, and I never took them. For one, it’s

Pretzel Tree Trail

This is one of those must do with kids hikes. At least that’s the word on the street. I’ve known about Pretzel Tree Trail since back when Blaise and Laine were toddlers, and I never took them. For one, it’s

Grand Ridge Park

This was s surprise. In a good way. I never would have thought to head up to Issaquah Highlands to hike. I avoid the Highlands at all costs. Except twice a year… the kiddos’ dentist is up there. It’s a

Grand Ridge Park

This was s surprise. In a good way. I never would have thought to head up to Issaquah Highlands to hike. I avoid the Highlands at all costs. Except twice a year… the kiddos’ dentist is up there. It’s a

Soaring Eagle Park

It was questionable if I was going to make it Wednesday morning, to meet my friend and hike around Soaring Eagle Park. Which I keep calling Soaring Oaks Park because where I grew up, there is a main drag named

Soaring Eagle Park

It was questionable if I was going to make it Wednesday morning, to meet my friend and hike around Soaring Eagle Park. Which I keep calling Soaring Oaks Park because where I grew up, there is a main drag named