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Hiking the Historic Lime Kiln Trail

Hiking the Historic Lime Kiln Trail

It’s been a crazy long time since we’ve been hiking. Our last hike was in February! And it was a snowshoe!! Ever since we began the house-hunting adventure, there’s been almost no time to get outside. Luckily, we’ve achieved our goal and bought a house! That means we’re done for the year now, right? We can just coast, right? Maybe. Either way, now that we’re finally feeling settled into the house, we took a day to ourselves and went on a nice local hike. The weather in Seattle has been freaking gorgeous for the past couple of weeks. So of course, on the one day we can go hiking, it’s forecasted to rain. That’s okay! Rainy days are what river hikes are for.

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April 24, 2016 0 comments Read More
Trailshot Tuesday: Mount Fremont

Trailshot Tuesday: Mount Fremont

So, I did a terrible job at posting last year. This year, I’m determined to make that up. I found these photos from a hike Spenser & I went on while at a weekend hiking retreat at Camp Sheppard with the Washington Hikers & Climbers gang. The Fremont Lookout is an easy 5 mile hike out to spectacular vistas, and I can’t wait to revisit it.

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February 2, 2016 0 comments Read More
Fragrance Lake in Larrabee State Park

Fragrance Lake in Larrabee State Park

Yesterday, I had Martin Luther King Jr. Day off, but Spenser didn’t, so I took myself on a little solo adventure, my first of its kind. I wanted to take it easy, but also discover a place I had never been to before. The weather was looking pretty spotty all weekend, and I knew I didn’t want to go anywhere with snow by myself, so after a couple of recommendations from coworkers, I settled on Fragrance Lake up on the famously scenic Chuckanut Drive.

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January 19, 2016 5 comments Read More
2016’s First Hike: Skyline Lake

2016’s First Hike: Skyline Lake

Happy 2016! Though we’ve been to Skyline Lake before, we wanted a nice familiar hike to take our new snowshoes out on our last day of holiday vacation. We both got the MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoes for Christmas (thanks, Dad!!), so I’m determined to go snowshoeing more than once a year now. Our original plan was Gold Creek Pond, but the trail became totally packed down in the week since the last snow, rendering snowshoes pointless out there. So, we set off this morning from home with mugs full of hot wine and a song in our hearts (or something).

MSR Lightning Snowshoes

January 3, 2016 1 comment Read More
Walking in an Autumnal Wonderland: Or, That Time We Almost Made it to Ingalls Lake

Walking in an Autumnal Wonderland: Or, That Time We Almost Made it to Ingalls Lake

This hike wasn’t a failure. We didn’t make it to the lake at the end of the trail, but that’s okay. Sure, Ingalls Lake is supposed to be one of the most beautiful places that you can just up and walk to in the state, but the lake actually wasn’t my goal. What I really really wanted to see was the larches in their electric orange glory. For years now I’ve heard of the amazing fall show these trees put on for just a couple weeks each year, but we had never been out to see them for ourselves.

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October 5, 2015 2 comments Read More