Tag: Trails

The Gingko and the Chickadees on the Cedar River Trail

I went for a walk on the Cedar River Trail to see the Golden Gingko in glory. I gawked – like I did when I saw it the first time, years ago. I stopped to bask in its color and admire it from this… Continue Reading “The Gingko and the Chickadees on the Cedar River Trail”

A Nature Walk at Flaming Geyser

Sorry but you’ll be hard pressed to find a flaming geyser – its methane source petered out years ago, though tossing a match into the well, may get you a reaction (we didn’t have any.) But who cares with so much beauty surrounding you… Continue Reading “A Nature Walk at Flaming Geyser”

Bogged Down in Squares at Shadow Lake Bog

Not too far from our home in Renton is an ancient bog, surrounded by forest, carpeted with moss and decorated with magic mushrooms. The trail and boardwalk through the bog is short but marvelous so I thought it would be perfect for this week’s… Continue Reading “Bogged Down in Squares at Shadow Lake Bog”

Just a Walk in the Park for Squares

While in Hawaii I amassed thousands of steps on my Fitbit. It was not a chore but a delight, as walking in good weather with gorgeous scenery usually is. Since our return to Seattle, we’ve had nothing but rain. Rain, rain, and more rain.… Continue Reading “Just a Walk in the Park for Squares”

Hiking in Paradise – Reflection Lakes, Bench Lake and Snow Lake

Our last day in Paradise had a bit of everything – mountain views, crystal clear lakes, wildflowers and wildlife. We woke up early and left the Paradise Inn for the trailhead to Bench Lake and Snow Lake, just a few miles down the road.… Continue Reading “Hiking in Paradise – Reflection Lakes, Bench Lake and Snow Lake”

The Other Side of the Mountain- Sunrise and Silver Falls at Mt Rainier

It was only two weeks ago that I took you to Paradise on the south side of Mt. Rainier National Park – here – if you missed it. But that didn’t stop us from returning again, this time to Sunrise, on the east side… Continue Reading “The Other Side of the Mountain- Sunrise and Silver Falls at Mt Rainier”

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”

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”

Wenatchee Street Art

Last month we visited one of our favorite towns in Washington – Wenatchee, on the east side of the mountains where the sky is always blue and a river runs through it, the mighty Columbia. We stayed in a new hotel on the banks… Continue Reading “Wenatchee Street Art”

Celebrating the Stony Walkers of Coulon

I love to walk at Coulon Park and no matter the season, I’m always joined by the stony walkers. Here they are on a sunny day, without a stitch on, but here they dressed for Valentine’s Day. Here they are on Memorial Day, and… Continue Reading “Celebrating the Stony Walkers of Coulon”

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