• Camp Reads
  • Summer Reading List 2016


    There are so many great new releases to read this summer that I had to share a list. These are perfect for reading around the campfire. Enjoy and happy summer!   Lab Girl by Hope Jahren I so loved visiting Hope Jahren’s world for just a little while. She is a renowned scientist who grew […]

  • Book Club
  • Book Club Recap: Apr 2016


    Deception Pass Headlands: 5.0 miles // 350 feet elevation gain I was surprised to find our biggest group yet on a cold and rainy Sunday. A few of us camped overnight at Bowman Bay and the others reported driving through heavy rain to meet us. But the group was armed with rain jackets and pack […]

  • Oregon
  • Road Trip: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls


    I’ve done the drive so many times I could do it blindfolded. From Seattle, drive south on I-5 for a million hours and turn left at the Columbia River. A familiar whirl of wind envelopes me like I’ve entered a wind tunnel into the past. The gorge is filled with history. The formation itself is […]

  • Road Trip
  • Road Trip: Quinault


    The Lake Quinault Lodge on the Olympic Peninsula makes a great spring getaway destination. My husband and I headed there last year about this time. This is the kind of place to go when you wish for a misty rainy day, but last year was dry and we ended up having beautiful sunny weather. We […]

  • Book Club
  • Book Club Recap: Mar 2016


    Old Sauk River Trail: 6.0 miles // 150 feet elevation gain As I drove to the Old Sauk trailhead, I was sure it would start raining any minute. The dark clouds hovered above the trees and mountains: Pilchuck, Three Fingers, then Whitehorse and the Twin Sisters, blazes of white against the gray. Along the Mountain […]

  • Alaska
  • Iditarod: The Last Great Race


    The relationship between dogs and people in the Arctic spans thousands of years. In winter, the harsh Arctic landscape is covered in snow and ice and a sled was the most practical way to travel for the indigenous people. Dogs have incredible endurance and strength, and their thick coats keep them warm in cold weather. […]