With the year’s first snow accumulation crunching under our feet and melting quickly in the October sun, I climbed, slipped … Continue reading A Snowy Hike up Granite Mountain
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” … Continue reading Cape Horn Loop Hike
From the patio of Maryhill Winery along the Columbia River Gorge in Washington, savor sippable views of Mt. Hood with … Continue reading Mountain views from Maryhill Winery
The kissing statues on the boardwalk in Olympia, Washington during the Wooden Boat Festival. Continue reading A Concrete Love Affair
With over 3,000 acres of salt and freshwater grasslands, marshes and wetlands, the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge located just north of Olympia, Washington is bird-lover’s and nature photographer’s haven. Established in 1974, the reserve offers natural protection for thousands of migratory birds along the southern bays of the Puget Sound. Continue reading “Wetlands at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge”
Sliding and swishing through the snow like the polar bears in this year’s Coca Cola Super Bowl commercial, I cruised … Continue reading Cross-Country Courage
One of the first hot days of spring and the first evaluation gain hike after surgery, I conquered the Rattlesnake Ledge Trail to the East Peak with my parents.
Located about 30 miles east on I-90 from Seattle, Washington, the Rattlesnake Ledge Trail is a popular, well maintain train that switch-backs up to a rocky ledge with stellar views of Mt. Si and the central Washington Cascades.