Tag: Hikes

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”

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”

A Winter Walk at Seattle’s Lincoln Park

The year started out balmy, lulling us into thoughts of spring, then surprising us with sloppy wet snow. Then came the endless days of rain and even the locals grew weary.  Did we let that stop us?  Nope. We managed a walk whenever we… Continue Reading “A Winter Walk at Seattle’s Lincoln Park”

Winter Walk at Nolte and the Green River Gorge

After many rainy days we had a wonderful interlude of clear skies and record breaking temperatures and decided to spend it at Nolte State Park. The property was first granted to Frederick Nolte by then President Harrison in the late 1800’s and stayed in… Continue Reading “Winter Walk at Nolte and the Green River Gorge”

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… Continue Reading “Come Along on a Rainy Day Hike to Twin Falls”

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… Continue Reading “Enjoying the Great Outdoors at Federation Forest”

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… Continue Reading “A Northwest Hike to Franklin Falls”

Green River Gorge and a Walk through Nolte State Park

After yesterday’s dreary rain I thought we might be trapped inside until next April when the rain should stop. Fortunately today was clear so we took advantage and headed out to the Green River Gorge. We stopped for breakfast in Black Diamond, and after… Continue Reading “Green River Gorge and a Walk through Nolte State Park”

Third Beach at Olympic National Park, but What’s in a Name?

On our recent trip to Olympic National Park, we enjoyed a wonderful hike to Third Beach – and no,  the name does not do it justice.  Just a short drive from Mora Campground, Third Beach lies south of First Beach and Second Beach – … Continue Reading “Third Beach at Olympic National Park, but What’s in a Name?”

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