Urban Dayhiking: Squak Valley Park North

Urban Dayhiking: Squak Valley Park North

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A few years ago, work started on an area along a local road, Issaquah-Hobart Road, that winds through the Issaquah Alps, here in Washington. I had noticed and watched as the trails were put in, but there wasn’t parking. Yesterday, as we were driving the boys to see the salmon running at the Issaquah Fish […]

Cold and Bitter at Sunrise

Cold and Bitter at Sunrise

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Yesterday I took a family friend up to Mount Rainier for a hike at Sunrise. The weather wasn’t slated to be good, but Kelly was OK with it. She is from the East Coast so doesn’t get out here very often. There is something to be said for 44° at 6400 feet on September 2nd. […]

Family Hiking To Ipsut Pass

Family Hiking To Ipsut Pass

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Every year I have meant to share the Mowich Area at Mount Rainier National Park with Kirk. And I realized I had not taken Walker or Alistaire up there yet as well. So Sunday morning seemed perfect, especiually with coolwer weather forecasted. But while Mowich is incredibly close to us as the crow flies, it […]

Walking Out Your Door

Walking Out Your Door

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Living on a trail can have its benefits: All I have to do is walk out my door, and in a few minutes I am deep into green: On Sunday, life was hectic but I wanted to get out, so I took Walker and Alistaire for a one-way hike on the Green to Cedar Rivers […]