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2016’s First Hike: Skyline Lake

2016’s First Hike: Skyline Lake

Happy 2016! Though we’ve been to Skyline Lake before, we wanted a nice familiar hike to take our new snowshoes out on our last day of holiday vacation. We both got the MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoes for Christmas (thanks, Dad!!), so I’m determined to go snowshoeing more than once a year now. Our original plan was Gold Creek Pond, but the trail became totally packed down in the week since the last snow, rendering snowshoes pointless out there. So, we set off this morning from home with mugs full of hot wine and a song in our hearts (or something).

MSR Lightning Snowshoes

January 3, 2016 1 comment Read More
Snowshoeing in Paradise on New Year’s Eve

Snowshoeing in Paradise on New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve, we spent the day in Paradise, literally. We threw our (REI rental) snowshoes in the car and headed to Mt. Rainier for the day. We got kind of a late start, because we worked out with our trainer that morning and then of course we were scrambling around trying to find our snow clothes… Where do gloves go during the summer? How do they do it? I would blame the cat, but I don’t have enough evidence to pin it on her, so I just suspect the gloves walk away on their own. Also, this is why I always put on my calendar two nights before an event “get stuff ready for [event].” I have yet to actually get up and do that thing at that time. But I digress. So naturally, we were on the road by 10am.

MRNPSNOWSHOE-header

January 4, 2015 0 comments Read More
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.

franklinfalls

November 28, 2014 0 comments Read More
A tubing we shall go

A tubing we shall go

This weekends adventure took us out to The Summit at Snoqualmie for a day of tubing down a big hill covered in snow. Snoqualmie Pass takes I-90 through the Cascade Range and is one of the three main passes to get on the other side of the mountains in Washington. It is one of the closest ski areas to Seattle, being about 45 minutes outside of the city.

Welcome to the mountain

Welcome to the mountain

February 9, 2013 4 comments Read More