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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 11,866 comments Read More
Sub-Alpine Bliss at Glacier Basin

Sub-Alpine Bliss at Glacier Basin

We went to Mt Rainier for the second time of my life to hike our way up to Glacier Basin during the 4th of July holiday weekend. This trip had a lot more to look at than our last one that was filled with clouds, cold, and snow. We headed out early for the 3 hour drive to the mountain and got started on the trail by about 10 or 11, just as the day was starting to warm up.

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August 20, 2013 0 comments Read More
A Quick Jaunt to Evans Creek Preserve

A Quick Jaunt to Evans Creek Preserve

We had big plans for this weekend, but other obligations piled up quickly. After a filling breakfast with an old friend at The Hi-Life in Ballard, we wanted a quick afternoon jaunt somewhere new. We soon found ourselves at Evans Creek Preserve in Sammamish. This is a relatively new park, created from an old farmstead a couple of years ago thanks in large part to the hard work of the Washington Trails Association. From the tiny 10-car parking lot, the trail descends to the creek and into a wide meadow. Here you can find a park map and clean restrooms. From there, you choose your own adventure and can take the loop trail through the meadow or straight into the forest. The clean, gravel trail through the meadow is immaculately groomed, as are the sturdy boardwalks and bridges. Throughout the whole loop, there are cutoff trails that cut through. You could wander around in figure eights many times here. The walk is totally charming, with lots of little streams running down the hill to the creek, so every few hundred feet you can hear the babbling water.

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I don't know what Brazappa means but I like it


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Shady trail

 
Just posin'

Just posin'

 
Babblin' brook

Babblin' brook

The walk was mostly flat, with a few ups and downs in the forested section. It was pleasantly quiet and empty. On the cloudy Sunday afternoon, there were only a few other people there, mostly families with kids and dogs. After bagging a geocache and searching fruitlessly for a couple others, we were in and out of the park in about an hour (and just over two miles). For a quiet getaway nestled in the hills east of Seattle, this park is great.

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February 24, 2013 2 comments Read More
Wallace Lake: An Unexpected Winter Wonderland

Wallace Lake: An Unexpected Winter Wonderland

Last Sunday, our friends wanted to go on our first big hike of the year, so we all chose Wallace Falls State Park. As we mentioned in this post, it’s one of our favorite nearby spots. The park really has it all. The waterfalls are magnificent, but this time we wanted something different. We decided to trek to the north end of the park, to Wallace Lake.

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February 17, 2013 4 comments Read More