Urban Dayhiking: Squak Valley Park North

Urban Dayhiking: Squak Valley Park North

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A few years ago, work started on an area along a local road, Issaquah-Hobart Road, that winds through the Issaquah Alps, here in Washington. I had noticed and watched as the trails were put in, but there wasn’t parking. Yesterday, as we were driving the boys to see the salmon running at the Issaquah Fish […]

Cold and Bitter at Sunrise

Cold and Bitter at Sunrise

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Yesterday I took a family friend up to Mount Rainier for a hike at Sunrise. The weather wasn’t slated to be good, but Kelly was OK with it. She is from the East Coast so doesn’t get out here very often. There is something to be said for 44° at 6400 feet on September 2nd. […]

Saturday Strolling

Saturday Strolling

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Saturday I was well on my way to a typical morning: farmers market, prepping produce and canning. Yes, I can. A lot. Saturday was Spiced Strawberry Jam. I was half-way through when Kirk asked if I wanted to get out of the house. OK! So I finished up as quickly as I could and we […]

A Little Hiking & An Alpine Lake

A Little Hiking & An Alpine Lake

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Sometimes life gets in the way, and I wake up and know that I need to go to the mountains. Monday was one of those days. Kirk had been in Asia for a week, for work, and then my brother came over and got Kirk sick. With finally everyone mostly well, I was twitching and […]