hiking · Trip Reports

Mama and Child Hiking: Nolte State Park

It hit 70° today, the late winter burst of sun and warmth that pushes spring into the picture. I got a couple moms and their preschoolers out for a short hike at Nolte State Park. Nolte sits in the far corner of SE King County, between Enumclaw and Maple Valley, Washington. It's close to us,… Continue reading Mama and Child Hiking: Nolte State Park

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Commercial Meal Review: Outdoor Pantry Meals

Outdoor Pantry is a newer face on the block for commercial freeze-dried meals. The past few years have seen an explosion in new brands, with new ideas. For the review, we tried out these items: Buttermilk Biscuits & Sausage Gravy I liked the gravy. It does the thick gravy, with the expected saltiness. The freeze-dried… Continue reading Commercial Meal Review: Outdoor Pantry Meals

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Henry’s Ridge Hiking: Sting’r Loop

Last week we had an artic freeze coming down from Canada, with snow included. Monday warmed up a bit, so I headed out for an afternoon hike at Henry's Ridge, in Maple Valley, Washington. I wasn't the only one out, a lot of mountain bikers had the same idea. However, most were pleasant and shared… Continue reading Henry’s Ridge Hiking: Sting’r Loop