Category Archives: Hiking

Lopez Island

As we rolled up to the Anacortes WA ferry dock to await our 0935 boat to Lopez Island, I had to ask myself – Is this November, or is it still August?  Slight rain and mid 50’s felt a little … Continue reading

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Coal Lake

So there it is.  We picked up the new motorbike yesterday.  After a little “get acquainted ride” for some sunset photos I gassed up for an early departure. Dawn on Thursday morning snuck in quietly and painted the mountains a … Continue reading

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Steigerwald Lake NWR

Susan and I took off for a little stroll around Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge this morning.  The beautiful sunny day wasn’t the best for stunning photography, with the bright overhead light, but the delightful weather more than made up … Continue reading

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Nisqually NWR

At the southern end of Puget Sound, just north of the state capital in Olympia, is a marvelous little place called the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Today I spent much of the day there, wandering along among the forested paths … Continue reading

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Robe Canyon Father’s Day Hike

We had a wonderful family hike today down into the Robe Canyon, as a Father’s Day event for me and the other dads. I thought I would slap up a few pictures for our little adventure. Richie and Travis discovered … Continue reading

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Goat Lake – Rambling Back In Time

There are two things that will enhance your enjoyment of hiking in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.  An active interest in the history of the area, and a tolerance for wet weather.  Fortunately I seem to have acquired both. … Continue reading

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The Birds of Spring

It has been a pretty blustery spring here in the Pacific Northwest.  Everything is green and lush, and a little wet.  That hasn’t kept me from riding my motorbike almost every day… meaning that every night I have an elaborate … Continue reading

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Spokane Valley Rockhopper

Well here we go again.  Another summer of training gunfighters from all over the state of Washington.  I say summer, even though it is early May, because the temperatures over here in the Spokane Valley have been in the mid … Continue reading

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Bayview Spring Campout

We’re just back from a little overnighter at Bayview State Park, up on Padilla Bay.  The weather was fabulous for spring in the Pacific Northwest… Check that – Super Fabulous! Travis and Teresa got a new tent so they were … Continue reading

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Frenchman Coulee

Ok, I’m getting to the Frenchman Coulee hike, but first check out a few photos from the Wild Horses Monument.  These stunning steel stallions were placed high on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River in 1989 as part of the … Continue reading

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