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° […]

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 […]

Snow and Ancient Trees

Snow and Ancient Trees

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With having bought a house, sold our old house and mostly unpacked at the new one and FINALLY having an open weekend….Kirk took me and the two youngest for a Sunday drive. Sarah style. Which means we did a lot of driving, sight seeing, and even some hiking. No real goals. Nothing more expected than […]