Category Archives: Hiking

Lower Crab Creek

Susan and I escaped the rainy, wet side of the Cascades and popped over to the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge (near Othello, WA) for an overnight camping trip.  Every year around St. Paddy’s day I try to spend a few … Continue reading

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Forest Coffee Break

I was out for a romp in the forest today with two of my favorite hiking buddies.  Travis and Booker picked me up at noon (just after Booker got out of preschool) and we hiked out into a very foggy … Continue reading

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Starting The New Yew Off Right!

When it comes to New Years Day traditions, I actually have two. 1) Make sure to start the new year off with some kind of outdoor event.  Anything like a kayak trip, hiking, snowshoe excursion, bicycle ride, or XC ski … Continue reading

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A Little Winter Time Bushcraft

She was looking right at me.  She was sure that there was something there, but the wind was blowing from her to me, and I had much better camouflage, so she just couldn’t figure out what that something was.  Eventually … Continue reading

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The Narbeck Wetlands

Nestled in the center of a massive complex of industrial businesses, is a marvelous little oasis of wetlands, cattail marshes, and woodlands called the Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary. First a word about the name.  Back in the early 1900’s a homesteader … Continue reading

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The Bear Lake Freeze Out

I was ready before the sun came up… But there was no way I was going to roll out until things warmed up a bit.  At least a little bit. My plan was to ride the Yamaha WR250R, or as … Continue reading

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November Campout

Well, I know things have been a little quiet on the Adventure Journal lately, so here we go with a few photos from our overnight camping trip to Whidbey Island.  I had been hoping for a few days of nice … Continue reading

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Ashland Lakes

Ok, here we go.  Headed off into the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest land for a little fall color leaf peeping.  After entering some latitude and longitude coordinates into my GPS I climbed on the Strike Force Moto and followed a … Continue reading

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Table Mountain

The cold foggy morning started to brighten up a bit as I rolled north on WA. SR9.  Just across the Whatcom County line I stopped to examine the first distant glimpses of the North Cascades.  Looked like it was gonna … Continue reading

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Evans Lake and Mt. Sobieski

A beautiful morning overlooking the Skykomish River.  I’m headed off to the mountains on the little moto again.  Today my destination is Evans Lake, in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.  My old friend NF Road 68 will take me to … Continue reading

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