• Lookouts
  • Lookouts: Kelly Butte

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    One of my favorite things to do in the summer is climb to lookouts. My first of this year was Kelly Butte on the July 4th weekend. My husband drove us to the trailhead through a meandering of forest roads and I was surprised at the chill in the air when I opened my car […]

  • Camp Reads
  • Summer Reading List 2016

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 […]