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

Lake 22

Or is it Lake Twenty-Two? It’s written both ways. And as someone who appreciates consistency, it’s also written Lake Twentytwo and Lake Twenty Two. Four different ways. Whatever the official way is, what a freaking amazing hike. Absolutely stunning. That’s

Lake 22

Or is it Lake Twenty-Two? It’s written both ways. And as someone who appreciates consistency, it’s also written Lake Twentytwo and Lake Twenty Two. Four different ways. Whatever the official way is, what a freaking amazing hike. Absolutely stunning. That’s

June Twenty Twenty

June brought slices of normal: we’ve seen some friends, gone a few places, and enjoyed select activities. It’s been nice having things on the calendar after cancelling everything summer back in April. We’re on for a relatively low-key summer and

June Twenty Twenty

June brought slices of normal: we’ve seen some friends, gone a few places, and enjoyed select activities. It’s been nice having things on the calendar after cancelling everything summer back in April. We’re on for a relatively low-key summer and