Category Archives: hiking

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

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

Chinook Bend Natural Area

That whole plan to take the kiddos hiking every Tuesday, that I came up with back in August… that failed, pretty quickly actually. By September the plan changed to hiking every-other Tuesday. Tuesday is our only 100% free day. Which

Chinook Bend Natural Area

That whole plan to take the kiddos hiking every Tuesday, that I came up with back in August… that failed, pretty quickly actually. By September the plan changed to hiking every-other Tuesday. Tuesday is our only 100% free day. Which

Teneriffe Falls

My first hike of 2021. And my first uphill hike since my foot fracture. It felt amazing to be outside, on a hiking trail. And lucky for us, it was super dead. We passed a handful of people along the

Teneriffe Falls

My first hike of 2021. And my first uphill hike since my foot fracture. It felt amazing to be outside, on a hiking trail. And lucky for us, it was super dead. We passed a handful of people along the

Foster & Marsh Island Loop

And the Washington Park Arboretum. I was given the green light to use my foot again in early December. After three months of healing. A loooong three months. I immediately texted Karann asking to set up some dates to get

Foster & Marsh Island Loop

And the Washington Park Arboretum. I was given the green light to use my foot again in early December. After three months of healing. A loooong three months. I immediately texted Karann asking to set up some dates to get

Cherry Creek Falls

It’s Tuesday. Kiddo hiking day. Except we’re not hiking. Turns out having only one totally free day each week makes it really tough to squeeze in all other things we like to do, in addition to hiking. Duh. I should

Cherry Creek Falls

It’s Tuesday. Kiddo hiking day. Except we’re not hiking. Turns out having only one totally free day each week makes it really tough to squeeze in all other things we like to do, in addition to hiking. Duh. I should

Mount Margaret

Talk about a cluster of a hike. It’s entertaining now, looking back. And we knew in the moment we’d be happy we hiked, and how everything that went wrong would make for fun memories. But man, we were not feeling

Mount Margaret

Talk about a cluster of a hike. It’s entertaining now, looking back. And we knew in the moment we’d be happy we hiked, and how everything that went wrong would make for fun memories. But man, we were not feeling