Henry’s Ridge Hiking: Sting’r Loop

Today was an impulse hike, to the Henry’s Ridge area in Maple Valley.¬†We had a tiny bit of rain overnight that pushed the smoke from the wild fires down enough that Alistaire could hike without coughing up a lung. The hot summer and continuing…

Late Afternoon Forest Hiking

I made a promise to myself this year, that once summer came, we would not waste it by being inside on nice afternoons. I am not a huge sun fan, but on the days when it is low 70’s, I love casual hiking in…

Silver Forest Trail

Not all hikes are hard ones, or even what might be a “hike”. Silver Forest Trail at Mount Rainier National Park is one of those. It doesn’t go anywhere really (it follows a mostly flatish profile, along a ridge in Yakima Park, at Sunrise)….