Category: Trails

Enjoying the Great Outdoors at Federation Forest

We passed by this beautiful spot many times on our way to somewhere else but finally made Federation Forest our destination. According to the brochure, “the park is home to stands of majestic, old-growth evergreen trees – some more than 1,000 years old. Visitors…

Reflections on the Cedar River

Last week we took a walk on the Cedar River Trail.  It had rained the night before and heavy clouds remained overhead. But the river was still and placid, reflecting the loveliness nearby. For Sunday Still’s, Stillness. ~ Susanne

A Northwest Hike to Franklin Falls

We don’t usually take the most popular hikes on a weekend when everyone else does – we’re lucky we don’t have to. But we took a chance today and headed to Denny Creek and Franklin Falls, an hour east of Seattle. We’re so glad…

The Ducklings of Clark Lake

Last week we thought we’d walk someplace new and discovered Clark Lake Park a short drive from our house.  Though it’s a small park, what it lacks in size and services it makes up for in tranquility and diversity, with 126 acres of meadows,…

Flaming Geyser State Park, A Missing Flame and Steelhead in Training

In the middle of a rainy April we picked the sunniest day for a walk at Flaming Geyser State Park where instead of a flame we found a flowing river, luscious forest and steelhead in  training – who knew there was such a thing?…

Walks and Trails at Mt. Rainier National Park

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Walks, Trails and Sidewalks,  I looked back at some of my favorite walks and trails at Mt. Rainier National Park. You won’t find too many views from the beaten path like this one at Sunrise. Only one at a…

A Walk at Coulon Park on the Last Day of Winter

But don’t be fooled – we hit 80 degrees yesterday,  the highest temperature ever recorded here in the month of March.  What better day to take you on one of my favorite walks –  at Gene Coulon Park in Renton, on the southern shores…

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