Silver Forest Trail under Rainier

Silver Forest Trail under Rainier

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Monday seems to slowly become my go-to day for taking the boys hiking this summer. The weekend is over, crowds are gone and Kirk can use some quiet time to work. This week we went up to Sunrise, at Mount Rainier National Park. As we crested the top, at 6400 feet, it was 48°, 50° […]

Wandering Around Wee Alpine Lakes

Wandering Around Wee Alpine Lakes

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Sometimes plans don’t go the way you hope, but I found us something to do that was fun. Our plan had been to go backpacking – the three boys and me. But alas, Sunrise at Mount Rainier National Park didn’t open till late afternoon. There is a missing hiker, and they needed to stage the […]

Hiking On The PCT: Lodge Lake

Hiking On The PCT: Lodge Lake

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Yesterday I took a big step for me. I took all 3 boys hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail, without my backup of having Kirk along with me. We met up with my friend Jennifer, who writes at The Hiker Mama, and her two children. Back in the day, I hiked with her when her […]

Exploring Fernwood Natural Area

Exploring Fernwood Natural Area

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Often when walking to town, we would walk by an unmarked area that had all the signs of being an undeveloped park. So when we moved across town, I did a little exploring online and found very little information. But I got a name for the area: Fernwood Natural Area. A nearly 6 acre with a […]