Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Clinton Beach Park

Clinton Beach Park might be one of the smallest public beaches on Whidbey Island. And also one of the oddest ones to reach. To access it, drive down Hwy 525 towards the Clinton Ferry dock, but stay in the main lane (do not get into the ferry lane). At the light above the ferry pay… Continue reading Local Adventures: Clinton Beach Park

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Backpacking Meals: Beef Stroganoff Comparison and Reviews

Long ago in the dark ages of hiking and backpacking there were few choices for freeze-dried meals - in both brands and what you could even buy meal wise. Much of what was offered was American "classics" that were heavy on carbs, and what Boomers had grown up on. Which would make sense, considering the… Continue reading Backpacking Meals: Beef Stroganoff Comparison and Reviews

Book Reviews · Hiking · Local Adventures

Book Review: Getting To The Water’s Edge

In the past year a new edition of Getting To The Water's Edge was printed, the 3rd edition. The 2nd edition was well used by us, and I was very happy to see a more up to date version finally be published. The book covers both Whidbey and Camano Islands, which makes up Island County.… Continue reading Book Review: Getting To The Water’s Edge

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Backpacking Meal Review: Packit Gourmet Santa Fe Breakfast Corn Pudding

Packit Gourmet's Santa Fe Breakfast Corn Pudding might be listed as breakfast, but it makes a great meal anytime of the day. It's not polenta, nor is it corn meal mush, instead it is a smooth and thick bowl of comfort food. Studded with fire roasted corn, green chilies and lots of cheddar jack cheese,… Continue reading Backpacking Meal Review: Packit Gourmet Santa Fe Breakfast Corn Pudding

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Backpacking Meal Review: Patagonia Provisions Organic Kamut® Khorasan Bulgur Wheat Meals

When I was in college there was a local natural food co-op in town. The deli was different....to 18 year old Sarah. This was before the connection was made that you could have both organic/natural dishes and that they could also taste awesome. Somehow the deli always served weird (to me then) salads made of… Continue reading Backpacking Meal Review: Patagonia Provisions Organic Kamut® Khorasan Bulgur Wheat Meals