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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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Leef Peeping VanSlam

For anyone even remotely interested in photography, the beginning of autumn in the Cascade mountains means the start of a glorious feast for the eyes.  The rich warm saturated colors, the cobalt blue skies, and the cool nights, signal its … Continue reading

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Evergreen Mountain Lookout

A beautiful fall day, 5000 feet up in the Wild Sky Wilderness.  Washington’s Cascade mountains put on a wonderful show.  Here are a few photos and a video highlight reel.                 The hike … 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 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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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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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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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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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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