Category Archives: Camping

New Years at Mowich Camp

What better way to welcome in the new year than to spend it with family and friends in our own little winter wonderland. We escaped to the mountains for a few days of snowshoeing, XC skiing, sledding, campfires, ukuleles, and … Continue reading

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Umtanum VanSlam

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. With the Dudes out of school for spring break and the … Continue reading

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Turlo Campout

Here are a couple of images from our camp last night.  Turlo Campground along the Mountain Loop Highway was a quiet Sunday night place to enjoy a campfire and some fall colors. Actually the fire was not really as big … Continue reading

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Blue Lake VanSlam 2015

So we’re headed off again.  This time to the annual Sun Lakes summer bash with family and friends. Our departure day was a scorcher with eastern Washington temperatures in the 100’s and a nasty layer of smoke blanketing the normally … Continue reading

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WABDR Round II

About this time last year, my buddy Dan and I were riding the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route from south to north. After one day of sunny weather (riding the I-5 slab down to Stevenson, WA) it rained everyday… It rained … Continue reading

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Schools Out VanSlam

Holy cow, where do I even start.  As many of you will know, heading out for an extended camping trip on the last day of school has become a bit of a family tradition.  This year that tradition continued, although … Continue reading

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Crescent Beach

Here he is.  Duke (#danger) is five years old. We just got back from another VanSlam camping trip.  This time to Crescent Beach along the Straight of Juan de Fuca, in Washington State.  Our adventure was filled with riding waves, … Continue reading

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