Between a job that has me actually working most of the time and a new puppy, I am SERIOUSLY dropping the ball on posting. With the pup needing shorter distances, shorter car rides, and snow-free trails, we’ve been exploring some of the local park and trail networks. I’ve posted about Lord Hill, Lime Kiln, Heybrook […]
good hikes for kids
Mind the (Sourdough) Gap
The PNW has a tiny window–sometimes a non-existent one–between when fall color is out and when they either fade or get covered by snow. Mama Boots and I decided to squeeze one last colorful hike in and we still had some snow!
You can HIKE to a WINERY!
Cowiche Canyon, to a beer snob like me, is best-known as a hop variety. But it’s also a network of awesome trails just outside of Yakima, including a route you can take to a winery!
For a bit, it felt like I would never make it out to this trail! I had plans last spring, but then the pandemic hit. March had a fee-free day and a massive race (during said pandemic, which, just, buh?) pushing us back twice, and with temps predicted in the high 70s to low 80s, […]
The flower show in some parts of the PNW is on! Right now some hikes are carpeted with arrowleaf balsalmroot and purple lupine–including this network of trails in Wenatchee.
Paradise Valley Conservation Area
For the fourth time this year, my snowshoe plans fell through. It seems I have done something to anger the outdoor gods. However, lowland parks free of avalanche danger and full of trails are in abundance here!
North Creek Boardwalk
I love a good boardwalk. Between avalanche danger and time constraints, I’ve been hitting a lot more local parks lately, and this marshy Snohomish County park is full of nostalgia for me.
Calling the RIGHT Bluff at Ebey’s Landing
Yet again, I was faced with a choice to watch Tom Brady in yet another super bowl or to opt outside. No-brainer!
Watson Lake Backpacking
The 60+ hour weeks are still continuing at work, so for our own sanity, forced time off has been implemented. Twist my arm, I guess I’ll go backpacking?
Ahh, Washington. You can pick a date and a hike weeks in advance, and then days before with rampant flooding all around, you get to scramble for a backup. Ain’t it grand?