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Revisiting the Lower South Fork Skokomish

Revisiting the Lower South Fork Skokomish

This Memorial Day weekend, We had some very specific criteria that we were looking for in a hike. We wanted it to be about 10 miles long, a river trail without crazy elevation gain, not outrageously far away, but also not outrageously busy. I wanted some views but they could be modest. We mostly wanted to get outside for a good amount of time and enjoy the awesome weather without wearing ourselves out for the rest of the weekend. The Lower South Fork Skokomish fit these criteria perfectly.

Lower South Fork Skokomish Trail, Shelton, WA

May 29, 2017 0 comments Read More
Coming Back to Second Beach

Coming Back to Second Beach

This is a trip we’ve been looking forward to for months now. Second Beach is my happy place. It was the first spot Spenser and I camped at together in Washington, it was where we got engaged, and it’s where we like to go sit and watch storms come in from the ocean. It’d been a couple of years since we’d been out there (actually, since we got engaged!), and it was definitely time to go back.

March 28, 2017 2 comments Read More
Welcoming Spring at Meadowdale Beach

Welcoming Spring at Meadowdale Beach

It’s been a really, really long winter in Seattle. While everywhere else in the country has been exceptionally warm, we’ve been exceptionally cold, and exceptionally dreary. Though we’ve still been getting outdoors and traveling to slightly warmer climes in short bursts, the dark and grey have been getting really freaking old. People are fantasizing about seeing the sun icon in their weather app 10 days out – not even the sun itself, just seeing the icon. Last week, KOMO News reported that we’ve only had 3 mild, sunny days since October. So yeah, it’s been a little rough.

March 19, 2017 0 comments Read More
A Weekend of Frozen Lakes

A Weekend of Frozen Lakes

In our resolution to make it outside more frequently, we decided to spend the first full weekend of the year doing just that. It’s been exceptionally cold recently in the Puget Sound region, so getting out has been interesting. We had painfully beautiful weather all week, which led to a lot of pining for the freshly snow-covered mountains that stood up razor-sharp against the clear sky. Though of course, as Friday gave way to the weekend, the clouds rolled in, and everything became grey again. That’s January in Seattle.

January 12, 2017 0 comments Read More
Winter at Gold Creek Pond

Winter at Gold Creek Pond

Spenser and I have a Christmas tradition now where we go out for either a snowshoe or a hike (depending on the weather) in the morning and then come home and cook a big pot of something delicious and watch the Christmas episodes of 30 Rock. We didn’t get to do that this year because he was feeling pretty sick Christmas morning, so we slept in. BUT we both had the next day off, so we took advantage of what was going to be hopefully a peaceful Monday and headed back out to Gold Creek Pond for a nice gentle winter walk.

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January 10, 2017 0 comments Read More