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Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Bounty-Peaceful Fir Loop

Kirk and I took a quick break to do a new loop at Trillium Community Forest in South Whidbey Island, using 5 trails to do it. Fall is perfect for hikes (though coming next month is the start of hunting closures so keep that in mind). The trail map has been updated again – and be… Continue reading Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Bounty-Peaceful Fir Loop

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Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Raven Loop

From our farm, we look across at the Trillium Community Forest's ridge (and above that floats the Olympic Mountains) on the south end of Whidbey Island. The Trillium Community Forest is a free to use protected land, that is slowly being returned to a healthy forest. In the coming decade it will return to what… Continue reading Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Raven Loop

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Mt. St. Helens Hiking: Birth Of A Lake Trail

Along the shoreline of Coldwater Lake, in the Mt. St. Helens National Monument, is Birth Of A Lake trail. The trail is paved, both family and wheelchair friendly, with overlook decks and a boardwalk over the lake, to enjoy vast views from. The trail is ¼ a mile each way, in and out, with the option… Continue reading Mt. St. Helens Hiking: Birth Of A Lake Trail

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Johnston Ridge Observatory: The Eruption Trail

The  last time I had visited Johnston Ridge Observatory, it was the summer of 2003 in July. Time slips by too fast when one gets busy with life. My oldest son was about the age of my youngest son then. It's a long drive from most anywhere to get to Mt. St. Helens and it's… Continue reading Johnston Ridge Observatory: The Eruption Trail