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Walking in a Winter Wonderland (with snowshoes)

  One of the beautiful things about being in Seattle during the winter is realizing that you are surrounded by snow-capped mountains in every direction and that a winter wonderland is yours to be had for as little as a … Continue reading

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Hiking in Heaven – The Enchantment Lakes

Let me tell you about a place so awe inspiring and dramatic you could be convinced that you’ve stepped out of this world and into the Promised Land. It was a hot summer day when I made my way from the … Continue reading

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Mount Rainier – One year later and she’s still there

It was not quite a year ago that I conquered a major personal goal and stood on the summit of Mount Rainier.  Just recently, I returned back to take an ever more leisurely trip to enjoy the mountain in an … Continue reading

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Lopez Island Idyll

Badabadabadabada…… I stood at the front rail of the M/V Yakima, the Washington State Ferry taking me from Anacortes, just 80 miles north of Seattle, up to the San Juan Islands, listening to the sound of the current as it … Continue reading

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Sweat, Mud and Fear: When the Weather Turns in the Mountains

Even experienced hikers make stupid decisions sometimes. Recently, my husband and I ignored the weather forecast that called for thunder and rain later in the day and instead headed out on that dry morning to the trailhead of Mailbox Peak, … Continue reading

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