Afternoon Hiking At Sunrise

Afternoon Hiking At Sunrise

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I realized yesterday that I have become that hiker. The one with no plans, who wakes up and putzes around, looks outside and decides around, oh, 10 am, that hiking would be great! Once the kids are dressed, van is packed, gassed up and said kids fed, mom has coffee and a picnic lunch is […]

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° […]

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 […]

Will You Be There In Spring, Tahoma?

Will You Be There In Spring, Tahoma?

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The last time I hiked this trail I was pregnant with my third son, in the summer of 2011. I slowly made it to the end of the trail, wondering why I had thought it was a good idea to come there – the end of the trail did pay off, and it was truly […]