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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
Throwback Thursday: Second Beach

Throwback Thursday: Second Beach

I was digging around through photos of past trips to upload to our relatively new Flickr page, and I stumbled across these from a quick end-of-season trip to Second Beach in September of 2013. I never got around to writing a blog post about it, maybe because this magical place is already our most blogged about location. Either way, these pictures brought back fond memories of a beautifully misty, grey weekend trip.

A surf camp took all the good campfire wood from the beach. That’s my one complaint from the weekend.

the sprawling surf camp

the sprawling surf camp

April 30, 2015 0 comments Read More
Detouring through Miller Peninsula–Thompson Spit

Detouring through Miller Peninsula–Thompson Spit

So our lives have been a whirlwind of wedding planning. This weekend was the cake tasting. Because I’m terrible at talking to vendors and making decisions, I’ll look around online for a while before I finally make a decision and talk to somebody. I called That Takes the Cake one day a few weeks ago, thinking they were located in Everett. “You know we’re located in Sequim, right? But we deliver…” “Uhh. I guess that’s fine. I already have you on the phone, so let’s just do this.”

So I set up a consultation and resigned myself to the fact that we’d have to drive to Sequim just to try some cake. Now, I have no problem with that, in reality. We love the Olympic Peninsula more than most places, so we never really need an excuse to get out there. Our appointment was in the evening, after the shop closed, so we had almost all day to go on a little adventure. My only requirement was that we didn’t get too sweaty, because I had to be ready to get all bridal for the tasting.

Miller Peninsula-30

April 29, 2015 2 comments Read More
Discovering the Lower South Fork Skokomish River Trail

Discovering the Lower South Fork Skokomish River Trail

We set out on this Memorial Day weekend unsure about what we wanted in our adventure. We had contemplated the Mount Walker viewpoint trail, but as the forecast got grayer and grayer, we decided a mountain viewpoint on a cloudy day might be kind of a bust. So, I found the perfect river trail: the Lower Gray Wolf River! Perfect, right? It had also been on my list for a while now, so we decided on that. Saturday morning, we headed to the Edmonds ferry terminal, and unfortunately, it appeared that everybody had the same idea to head to the peninsula that we had. The 90-minute wait was something we’d never encountered there! So, we reevaluated and headed south around the sound. By the time we were through Olympia, I decided it was too late in the day to get back to the north end up to the Lower Gray Wolf River, so now it was time for Plan C. With 3G connection fading fast, I found ourselves a new destination: The Lower South Skokomish River Trail.

skokomish

May 27, 2013 1 comment Read More