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 […]

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 […]

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° […]