Tag: Green River

Fire King, Cats, and a River!

What do these disparate things have in common? Jade green, of course! I’ll start with Jadeite Fire King – have you heard of it? It’s collectible glassware from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. My first piece was a classic coffee mug which friends remembered… Continue Reading “Fire King, Cats, and a River!”

Atmospheric Rivers Above and Below!

You may have heard by now that the Pacific Northwest has been visited by an atmospheric river, also known as the Pineapple Express. Long narrow bands of water transported from the tropics in the atmosphere has meant lots of rain the last couple of… Continue Reading “Atmospheric Rivers Above and Below!”

Perspective on the Green River Gorge

The Green River flows from Washington’s Cascade Mountains for 65 miles becoming the Duwamish River before emptying into Puget Sound. There are many places to enjoy the river but my favorite is from the one-lane bridge over the Green River Gorge. You get a… Continue Reading “Perspective on the Green River Gorge”

I’m Singing and Hiking in the Rain!

After 51 days straight without any measurable precipitation we finally had rain in Seattle, and I said bring it on! To celebrate this first rainy day of summer we went for a hike in the woods at Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, with a smile on… Continue Reading “I’m Singing and Hiking in the Rain!”

Surprised by Salmon on the Green River

We were so happy to have rainfall in the Pacific Northwest this weekend and healthy air once again so we celebrated with a walk at Kanasket-Palmer State Park. Through the woods and down to the Green River we went, enjoying the wet and colorful… Continue Reading “Surprised by Salmon on the Green River”

A Hike to the Waterfall in the Green River Gorge!

We finally did it – took the trail down to the Green River Gorge for a close up look at the waterfall. It was a first for me though not for my husband; he spent a lot of time here in his younger days,… Continue Reading “A Hike to the Waterfall in the Green River Gorge!”

Green River, Rain or Shine! And Steelhead Sighting!

Don’t get me wrong, I prefer shine.  But regardless of the weather there’s nothing like a walk along the Green River to cure what ails you!  And yesterday we were rewarded with a Steelhead sighting – Washington’s State Fish – making it a perfect… Continue Reading “Green River, Rain or Shine! And Steelhead Sighting!”

A Walk through Federation Forest fueled by the Black Diamond Bakery

Talk about social distancing! Yesterday Bob and I had the trails to ourselves at Federation Forest as we walked under the canopy of old growth evergreens with the sound of the White River flowing nearby. To get there we headed south on the Maple… Continue Reading “A Walk through Federation Forest fueled by the Black Diamond Bakery”

Bicycling the Green River Trail

Today reached 68 degrees and Bob was desperate to get out of the house so we used our ‘essential’ recreational time to take our electric bikes for a spin. We headed for the Green River Trail and it was perfect.  I hit the pedals… Continue Reading “Bicycling the Green River Trail”

Social Distancing on the Green River

During these times of social distancing I’m thankful to have access to so many beautiful places nearby; and as long as we are allowed to visit our state and national parks we will continue to do so. So yesterday we drove south to Kanaskat-Palmer… Continue Reading “Social Distancing on the Green River”

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