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A Quiet Thanksgiving Hike to Franklin Falls

A Quiet Thanksgiving Hike to Franklin Falls

Happy Thanksgiving (weekend) everyone! As is our new holiday tradition, we went outside to celebrate much that we are thankful for: our health, the great outdoors, and each other. Unfortunately we couldn’t have our families with us! It’s been such a hectic year, traveling around 7 different states, starting new jobs, planning a wedding, and just generally trying to have it all. Almost every moment of the year has been filled with some amount of crazy creative energy, so for this Thanksgiving, we took a quieter route for our celebration. On Wednesday, we worked from home and cooked our feast for two. We hustled around our tiny kitchen in an (almost) choreographed fashion to get everything on the table at the right time. We ate, then we rested.

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November 28, 2014 0 comments Read More
Wandering Down Highway 2

Wandering Down Highway 2

We tried to hike to Lake Valhalla on this past Saturday. We’ve had such a lovely run of clear fall weather lately, but I knew that wasn’t going to last forever. I checked the weather for Stevens Pass when I woke up… okay, it’s going to be a little rainy. No rain ever stopped us before, right? We packed our rain jackets, extra clothes, warm layers, bags for the cameras, etc, and we were on our way. “A nice fall hike in the mountains!” we thought as we sped along Highway 2 through Monroe, “It will be glorious! We love the rain!”

Lake Wenatchee State Park

October 12, 2014 73 comments Read More
Backpacking the Foss River Valley

Backpacking the Foss River Valley

This August, after trying for weeks and weeks to plan a trip with our friend and coworker, Roman, we finally nailed down a weekend. We set off after work on Friday for the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, just outside of Skykomish, WA and when we arrived at the trailhead at about 8:45, it was already dark in the forest. It took us a long time to find the trailhead from the road. The mountain road forked numerous times, and the map was hard to read, and Roman may or may not have led us astray once or twice. But, we all made it in one piece, donned our headlamps, and hiked off into the darkness.

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December 29, 2013 1 comment Read More
UW Quad in Bloom

UW Quad in Bloom

Springtime is here in Seattle! The weather is absolutely perfect this weekend, so, as is our new Easter tradition, we headed to the University of Washington campus quad to see the historic Yoshino cherry trees in bloom. The camera-toting crowds were out in force today, basking under the soft pink canopy of the huge trees and sunny skies. The beautiful trees bloom for 2-3 weeks each spring, and sadly, these are nearing the end of their 60-100 year lifespan. Good news, though! The university has 30 more growing at a nursery in Mt. Vernon to replace the current trees as they decline.

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March 31, 2013 40 comments Read More
Dosewallips State Park, Part 2: This Time, We Camp!

Dosewallips State Park, Part 2: This Time, We Camp!

For months, we’ve been eagerly anticipating our first camping trip. We couldn’t wait to get outside and try out all our new gear that we’d accumulated over the winter months. Spenser surprised me with “secret plans,” which turned out to be returning to Dosewallips State Park for camping! Wahoo!
Another Olympic Adventure!

March 12, 2013 4 comments Read More