I’m Happy When I Go Home

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My weekend started with that. The cat, who apparently loves to launch himself off my foot – and only me – pulled his favorite stunt on Friday morning. I wasn’t feeling much like hiking on Saturday, but could at least wear shoes. So the family and I went to where I call home. Because nothing […]

Exploring Henry’s Ridge Open Space Trails

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On Tuesday morning I got together with two moms and their children for a casual hike. Our first choice of hike panned out (oops…a huge field trip was showing up!), so one of the moms mentioned Henry’s Ridge, which I knew where it was but ummm….had never explored it! It sits in Maple Valley, up […]

Sunday Hiking in Cedar Creek Park

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Cedar Creek Park is a regional wild space in King County, Washington, tucked in between numerous developments, and oddly enough, in the middle of our town, Maple Valley. And yet, I’d hedge most of the town (and county) have no idea it is there. It is old DNR land (it was a school fund trust […]

Taking Children Hiking…It’s Like Herding Cats

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Hiking with children….well I can tell you that with one it is doable – especially if they are of the special breed of Rainbow Unicorn Children like my oldest was – the ones that love hiking and are built for it. Now then…taking 3 of them is a challenge. Starring: Ford (17), Walker (5), and […]