Tag: Hikes

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – At Mt. Rainier National Park

Yesterday we headed south to one of our favorite local attractions – Mt. Rainier National Park. It was perfect hiking weather as we started our adventure at Longmire on the Trail of the Shadows. Afterwards we took the scenic road to Paradise, stopping at… Continue Reading “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – At Mt. Rainier National Park”

A Nature Walk in Green

In my last post I lamented our rainy spring here in the Great Northwest, too much for even the most hardened local. Still, it does make for some delicious shades of green. Yesterday, there was a break in the weather so we headed to… Continue Reading “A Nature Walk in Green”

Looking for Gold, Quartz and Diamond – Hiking on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie

We recently discovered a new hike on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River, Camp Brown, in case you wondered. The hike was short, scenic and wonderfully green, with great river access for Bob to practice flyfishing. While he fished, I enjoyed the scenery,… Continue Reading “Looking for Gold, Quartz and Diamond – Hiking on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie”

An Early Spring Hike on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River

I never cease to be amazed at the beauty of Washington State. Just over an hour away past North Bend we enjoyed these vistas while hiking along the middle fork of the Snoqualmie River. We started out on the Oxbow Loop Trail with this… Continue Reading “An Early Spring Hike on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River”

Third Day No Rain – Just Barely

It’s the third day with no rain in the Great Northwest but it was foggy, damp and cold and the sun never showed his face. Does it really count?? We bundled up anyway and went for a hike at Saltwater State Park and on… Continue Reading “Third Day No Rain – Just Barely”

Hiking Yosemite’s “Mist Trail”! Here’s Our STEEP Climb To The Vernal Waterfall!

Originally posted on johnrieber:
“The last few hundred meters up the Vernal Falls trail are stairs cut into the cliffside…” With that simple line, the National Park Service warned us that a very steep climb was ahead of us! Welcome To Yosemite’s “Mist Trail!”…

I Did it! I upgraded to Windows 11!

I admit I wasn’t thrilled when I heard that Windows 11 was coming out and I had no intention of upgrading. After all, my computer’s getting old and I’ll probably replace it in the next year. But I also wasn’t thrilled with the current… Continue Reading “I Did it! I upgraded to Windows 11!”

Hike to Magnificent Second Beach

I don’t use the word ‘magnificent’ lightly. Bob had heard of Second Beach for many years but whenever we were in the area the parking lot was already full so we’d pass on by to the next beach. And let me say you don’t… Continue Reading “Hike to Magnificent Second Beach”

A Northwest Hike to Barclay Lake

Last week during the heatwave we decided to escape to Barclay Lake, a hike my husband had wanted to take every time we crossed the Cascades. We turned off Highway 2 at Baring onto a one lane road full of potholes, making for a… Continue Reading “A Northwest Hike to Barclay Lake”

Winter Walk into Spring at Lake Wilderness

The snow has come and gone, replaced by wind and rain. But yesterday there was a break in the weather and we headed to Lake Wilderness starting out at the Arboretum where bulbs were blooming and trees were budding. We took a path through… Continue Reading “Winter Walk into Spring at Lake Wilderness”

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