We’re hikers, always looking to cut weight, but not quality. In a hipster world, it’s easy to overlook NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® instant coffee, but maybe you should give it a try. For the first time, or even a new look at it. It’s easy to source in grocery stores, and it’s a bold flavor, perfect […]
Maybe I should have titled this “How urban homesteading kind of “ruined” hiking for me”….but then I know, it didn’t. It is simply an extension of my love of nature. Long ago, before I found that walking the cliffs on an island made me happy, I had a little garden I tended. Hiking took over […]
Two recipes new to TrailCooking: Chocolate Chia Bars Cheezy Hemp Heart Sauce Enjoy!
Awhile back I had noticed change in a local park, with signs going up and a meadow being taken care of. With an afternoon that was hot, we went out for an easy hike and a picnic lunch. Ravensdale is only a few short miles out of our town, Maple Valley. The park itself is […]
A long time ago, when I was a teen, my parents moved us to The Rock, known as Whidbey Island. I wasn’t happy overall, I lived 10 miles out-of-town, with no car and no transit. The fact that we lived literally across the street from Deception Pass State Park was mostly lost on me. Growing […]
The last time I had a chance to visit the North Cascades was in the summer of 2009. It was clouded over, with no views. So visiting Artist Point, at Mount Baker, on a sunny day is a treat. Mt. Baker sit s a few ridges over from Artist Point, but is huge in the […]
Many years ago, Kirk and I wandered around Hovander Homestead Park and Tennant Lake outside of Bellingham, Wa. Looking back, it was over 11 years ago! I had long wanted to take the boys there, so we took a mini vacation up North, and it was one of our stops. The park is owned by […]