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A Weekend of Frozen Lakes

A Weekend of Frozen Lakes

In our resolution to make it outside more frequently, we decided to spend the first full weekend of the year doing just that. It’s been exceptionally cold recently in the Puget Sound region, so getting out has been interesting. We had painfully beautiful weather all week, which led to a lot of pining for the freshly snow-covered mountains that stood up razor-sharp against the clear sky. Though of course, as Friday gave way to the weekend, the clouds rolled in, and everything became grey again. That’s January in Seattle.

January 12, 2017 0 comments Read More
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 0 comments Read More
Fragrance Lake in Larrabee State Park

Fragrance Lake in Larrabee State Park

Yesterday, I had Martin Luther King Jr. Day off, but Spenser didn’t, so I took myself on a little solo adventure, my first of its kind. I wanted to take it easy, but also discover a place I had never been to before. The weather was looking pretty spotty all weekend, and I knew I didn’t want to go anywhere with snow by myself, so after a couple of recommendations from coworkers, I settled on Fragrance Lake up on the famously scenic Chuckanut Drive.

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January 19, 2016 2 comments Read More
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).

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January 3, 2016 0 comments Read More
Blowdowns on Boulder River Trail

Blowdowns on Boulder River Trail

Well, it was bound to happen. Sooner or later, after hiking all over Washington state, there had to be a hike that we just absolutely, positively, did not enjoy. And that hike was the Boulder River trail. Maybe it was just the mood we were in? Maybe it was the weather? No, that couldn’t be it. We were in perfect hiking mood and the weather was perfect hiking weather. This just simply wasn’t the hike for us.

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January 26, 2015 0 comments Read More