Tag: Trails

Ebey’s Landing on Whidbey Island

Last month, in the middle of a rainy spring, we took advantage of a sunny day and headed to Whidbey Island for a first time visit to Ebey’s Landing. Don’t get me wrong – we’ve been to Washington’s largest island many times before. In…

A Monday Walk and Pandemic Visit

On the first Monday of summer under the bluest skies and warmest sunshine I went to visit my mom – pandemic style. I pulled up under her apartment window, and gave her a ring, ‘hey mom, I’m down here to visit,’ and visit we…

Rain, Clouds, and Eagles

Saturday evening we took a walk at Coulon despite the threat of rain. I didn’t carry my camera – I’m always slowing my poor husband down on our walks – but I did have my phone. The clouds were spectacular and of course I…

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…

Back for a Walk at Coulon Park

After two months of being closed, I was thrilled when Gene Coulon Memorial Park opened last week, allowing us to resume our walks on the shores of Lake Washington.  Always popular but not overcrowded it’s a perfect place to walk anytime of year, with…

A Walk to Franklin Ghost Town

Every time we crossed the one lane bridge over the Green River Gorge we saw the sign nearby. And we said to ourselves, ‘someday we’ll take the hike in,’ and on a recent sunny day we did! Now when you hear ‘ghost town’ you…

Millersylvania – What’s in a Name?

We’d seen the sign many times – Millersylvania State Park – but with a name like that we didn’t expect much.  We were wrong – the park had everything! A peaceful lake for fishing and swimming. Tiny tables for picnicking. Trails through old growth…

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…

Forest Flowers

Sometimes the loveliest flowers thrive in the unlikeliest places.  They don’t want our care – they prefer to live wild where rivers and forests remain intact. Yesterday I showed you a Trillium but here is another.   See how easily it grows from the messy…

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…

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