The Rat Pac Trail

Here’s a little video I made of my adventures on the Rat Pac Trail:

Thanks for watching, Kat

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The Bunkhouse

I thought it was time for another progress update from Mowich Camp.  Here is a little video about our work on the bunkhouse.

Thanks for watching.  In spite of the 80 degree days we’re only a couple of months away from the first snowfall, so we have been working hard to get ready for winter.

That’s it for now.  Kat

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The River Float

Well we just got back from a wonderful weekend with family and friends at Mowich Camp.  The highlight of the trip was a kayak float down the Yakima River.  Let’s start with the video:

And here are a few photos for you all:

Duke going airborne

Duke going airborne

Uncle "B"

Uncle “B”

Rachel (sorry you missed the float... Next Time)

Rachel (sorry you missed the float… Next Time)

Hendrix - A delightful little bundle of non-stop energy

Hendrix – A delightful little bundle of non-stop energy

Kingston and Stevie Ray

Kingston and Stevie Ray

Cade and Stevie Ray

Cade and Stevie Ray

Everybody loved holding Stevie Ray

Everybody loved holding Stevie Ray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for following along.  Kat

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MowichCamp

We’ve been pretty busy lately working on our new camp.  Here is a link to a little video tour of the place.

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Two of my favorite boys watching sunset on the slough

More to come…

Kat

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Handmade – Really!

A big cedar log at the Lumber Yard

A big cedar log at the Lumber Yard

Last November (2015) I did a little video and a story about thrashing around in the mud at the mouth of the Snohomish River, salvaging a little wood from one of the thousands of storm tossed logs, stranded on the marsh.

What for me was just a fun day walking along with my axe and a saw looking for the perfect piece of raw material, seemed to generate a question from several of my friends…”What are you going to make”?

Of course at the time I had no idea.  But I knew that whatever I was gonna make I needed to get the wood out of the river before the next big flood.  And the chunk of log would need to be cut into slabs and stickered to air dry for several months before I could do anything with it.

Inspecting a log

Inspecting a log

Its not all fun and games

Its not all fun and games

So with the upcoming birthday of our dear friend Camille, I though I would make her a little keepsake box.  A box made completely from one giant piece of salvaged timber.

 

This would be a good place to insert the video:

 

Happy Birthday Camille

Happy Birthday Camille

Happy Birthday Camille

Happy Birthday Camille

Susan and I ran down to Camille’s house the day before her birthday to present her with the keepsake box.  I’m delighted to report that she was very pleased and surprised with her gift.

So that’s about it for this one.  Thanks for following along.  Kat

 

 

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Umtanum VanSlam

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Ok, first of all, is it Umptanum or Umtanum?  Well both spellings seem to be used interchangeably.  So you can decide which one you like and go with it.

Umtanum Falls

Umtanum Falls

With the Dudes out of school for spring break and the weather forecast  saying sunny and warm, it was the perfect time for a VanSlam.

We traveled over the mountains and into the Ellensburg – Yakima canyon to a BLM recreation site called Big Pines for an overnighter.  The next day it was up on the ridges for a hike to Umtanum Falls.

So here is a little movie we made of our adventure.  Hope you enjoy it.

 

 

Umtanum Ridge

Umtanum Ridge

Happy Campers

Happy Campers

That’s it for this edition of the Adventure Journal.

Thanks for following along.  Kat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Centennial Trail

Here is a fun little video we made today.  Thanks to my grandson Kingston for the expert voice over work.

Thanks for watching.  Kat

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