Category: Trails

At Paradise On Mt. Rainier with Hike to Myrtle Falls

For the past week or so I’ve been sharing with you the beauty of Olympic National Park, perhaps my favorite of them all. But a short visit to Paradise yesterday to see the wildflowers in bloom on Mt. Rainier left me breathless. And how… Continue Reading “At Paradise On Mt. Rainier with Hike to Myrtle Falls”

Quinault Rainforest – Olympic National Park

Did you know there are four temperate rainforests in Olympic National Park? They’re the Hoh, Quinault, Queets and Bogachiel. The most popular is the Hoh and that’s the one we’d visited on prior trips to the National Park. But the Quinault Rainforest is every… Continue Reading “Quinault Rainforest – Olympic National Park”

Cloudy Skies and The Summer that Wasn’t

While the rest of the country is burning up, here in the Pacific Northwest we continue to have cool temperatures. And wind. And rain. And always cloudy skies. Perhaps we’ll have no summer at all. Earlier this week I walked along the Cedar River… Continue Reading “Cloudy Skies and The Summer that Wasn’t”

Ebey’s Landing on Whidbey Island

Last month, in the middle of a rainy spring, we took advantage of a sunny day and headed to Whidbey Island for a first time visit to Ebey’s Landing. Don’t get me wrong – we’ve been to Washington’s largest island many times before. In… Continue Reading “Ebey’s Landing on Whidbey Island”

A Monday Walk and Pandemic Visit

On the first Monday of summer under the bluest skies and warmest sunshine I went to visit my mom – pandemic style. I pulled up under her apartment window, and gave her a ring, ‘hey mom, I’m down here to visit,’ and visit we… Continue Reading “A Monday Walk and Pandemic Visit”

Rain, Clouds, and Eagles

Saturday evening we took a walk at Coulon despite the threat of rain. I didn’t carry my camera – I’m always slowing my poor husband down on our walks – but I did have my phone. The clouds were spectacular and of course I… Continue Reading “Rain, Clouds, and Eagles”

Wet and Green

Rain is falling and clouds are hanging low. Grass is wet, my feet are too. Young birds all aflutter at the beaver pond, follow their mamas from branch to branch waiting for food. Do they belong?  Only she knows. Water, water everywhere and all… Continue Reading “Wet and Green”

Rain Barrels, Fins, and a Swallowtail at Seattle’s Magnuson Park

In my last post I told you about the rain barrels in our backyard. To get the second one we went to Sand Point, an old naval base on the shores of Lake Washington, now mostly owned and used by the City of Seattle. … Continue Reading “Rain Barrels, Fins, and a Swallowtail at Seattle’s Magnuson Park”

Back for a Walk at Coulon Park

After two months of being closed, I was thrilled when Gene Coulon Memorial Park opened last week, allowing us to resume our walks on the shores of Lake Washington.  Always popular but not overcrowded it’s a perfect place to walk anytime of year, with… Continue Reading “Back for a Walk at Coulon Park”

A Walk to Franklin Ghost Town

Every time we crossed the one lane bridge over the Green River Gorge we saw the sign nearby. And we said to ourselves, ‘someday we’ll take the hike in,’ and on a recent sunny day we did! Now when you hear ‘ghost town’ you… Continue Reading “A Walk to Franklin Ghost Town”

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