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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 11,941 comments Read More
Getting Eaten Up at Rampart Lakes

Getting Eaten Up at Rampart Lakes

Rampart Lakes are awesome. Rachel Lake was awesome. Rampart Ridge is glorious.

Okay, that’s out of the way.

Our friends Zaq and Amanda wanted to go on their first real backpacking trip with us. We were doing the Enchantments later that fall and they wanted to have a couple trips under their belt before undertaking such a journey. We let them pick the spot, took them to REI and showed them our favorite gear, and then when the day came we loaded up in our Subaru and headed out to exit 62 off I-90.

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January 5, 2017 8 comments Read More
Getting Our Butts Kicked at Poo Poo Point

Getting Our Butts Kicked at Poo Poo Point

Holy crap. The Chirico Trail to Poo Poo Point. What a hike. I’ve always wanted to do this one, but never wanted to commit to making it our big weekend hike. It’s always seemed interesting to me, but, being a busy trail in Issaquah, it didn’t seem like the grand wilderness adventure that you dedicate a day or weekend too. Well, finally, something clicked in me recently (maybe the fact that I just finished reading and watching the movie rendition of Wild) that got me thinking about getting in really good hiking shape, and I decided that we should do this as a sunset hike after work. Of course, as soon as I made this decision, the rain filled up the forecast and beautiful evening hikes were kind of out of the question for a while.

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April 24, 2015 5 comments Read More