Category: Trails

The Last Summer Sunset and First Fall Walk

Summer said goodbye with a brilliant sunset that illuminated the clouds and dwarfed the trees. Fall came in with more rain the next day but we took our chances and went for a walk at Deep Lake where all was serene.   The air…

Come Along on a Rainy Day Hike to Twin Falls

What do you do on a rainy summer day in the Great Northwest? Go for a hike in the woods of course! There you’ll be protected by the thick forest canopy and whatever filters through will cool you and refresh you! And so we…

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?…

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