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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
Wandering Down Highway 2

Wandering Down Highway 2

We tried to hike to Lake Valhalla on this past Saturday. We’ve had such a lovely run of clear fall weather lately, but I knew that wasn’t going to last forever. I checked the weather for Stevens Pass when I woke up… okay, it’s going to be a little rainy. No rain ever stopped us before, right? We packed our rain jackets, extra clothes, warm layers, bags for the cameras, etc, and we were on our way. “A nice fall hike in the mountains!” we thought as we sped along Highway 2 through Monroe, “It will be glorious! We love the rain!”

Lake Wenatchee State Park

October 12, 2014 73 comments Read More