The Elwha River Valley in the Olympic National Park has changed a lot in the past decade, and even more in the past 5 years, with the removal of the two dams, which freed the river to run its own path. I used to get out to the Elwah often, but during the dam removal… Continue reading Hiking The Wild Elwha River
It's late January, and new ideas are starting to show up for fresh choices for the snack bag in your pack. This round-up is all gluten-free, and a focus on allergy-friendly. Made Good - an allergy friendly treat to have along. They make granola bars, crispy squares and granola minis. Alistaire, our allergy child, loved… Continue reading Winter Food Finds
I have hiked Dungeness Spit a number of times in Sequim, Washington but I had not visited Cline Spit, a local Clallam County park. Unlike Dungeness, which is not far away, Cline Spit is free to use, where as Dungeness is a Federal land and has an entry fee. With the Federal Gov't shut down,… Continue reading Cline Spit
I hated hiking growing up. Despised it. My Nana's favorite saying as I grumpily whined and shuffled along was "Every party has a pooper". She loved hiking. When visiting we went on at least a couple dayhikes. So as an adult I have to laugh that of my brother and the two cousins I grew… Continue reading When Did You Realize You Loved Hiking?
The Natural First Aid Kit? Yes! As some of our readers know, I write about our homesteading at Never Free Farm, and produce many recipes for natural body and remedy products (Herbalism is a side passion of mine, and I went back to school this past year). Today I am going to share some of… Continue reading The Natural First Aid Kit