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Local Adventures: Fort Casey State Park

Fort Casey State Park sits in Central Whidbey Island, just past Coupeville, Washington. It is part of a three base layout, in the old days the hope it could protect the Strait of San Juan de Fuca (the Salish Sea). Admiralty Inlet on Whidbey Island was considered so strategic to the defense of Puget Sound in… Continue reading Local Adventures: Fort Casey State Park

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Mt. St. Helens Hiking: Birth Of A Lake Trail

Along the shoreline of Coldwater Lake, in the Mt. St. Helens National Monument, is Birth Of A Lake trail. The trail is paved, both family and wheelchair friendly, with overlook decks and a boardwalk over the lake, to enjoy vast views from. The trail is ¼ a mile each way, in and out, with the option… Continue reading Mt. St. Helens Hiking: Birth Of A Lake Trail

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Johnston Ridge Observatory: The Eruption Trail

The  last time I had visited Johnston Ridge Observatory, it was the summer of 2003 in July. Time slips by too fast when one gets busy with life. My oldest son was about the age of my youngest son then. It's a long drive from most anywhere to get to Mt. St. Helens and it's… Continue reading Johnston Ridge Observatory: The Eruption Trail