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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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Finney Creek Road

Another beautiful day spent exploring the forest service roads in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.  After my last trip report one of my moto pals, Tim Bowman, suggested NF 17 – the Finney Creek Road as one of his favorites. … Continue reading

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The Tonga Ridge Trail

…and we’re off.  Another day and another motorbike adventure on the new Yamaha WR250R.  The route for the day was to follow the Tonga Ridge trail all the way to the end, at the border of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness … 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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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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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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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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Who’ll Buy My Memories

Well it shouldn’t be too many more years before I have my own band of grandchildren… But for now how about a little ukulele cover of the not so well known Willie Nelson tune “Who’ll Buy My Memories”. Enjoy.   … Continue reading

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Cherry Creek Falls

We took a little hike today up to a beautiful waterfall.  Cherry Creek Falls is just a short drive east of the town of Duvall, WA.  My friend Meagan had recently posted some photos from the falls and I decided … Continue reading

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The Columbia Hills

Well we’re off and running again. This time down to Columbia Hills State park, Horsethief Butte, and the Dalles Mountain Ranch. In the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, it is the windsurfing capital of the Pacific Northwest, so we … Continue reading

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