When You Decide It’s OK To Be Comfortable

A decade ago I was coming off the high of a decade strong of backpacking. I started backpacking as 2000 slipped into. I was going out 2 to 4 times a month, year round. Life was generally easy. I had one child and a flexible life. Even when child 2 joined us in 2010 I… Continue reading When You Decide It’s OK To Be Comfortable

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Dungeness Spit

Dungeness Spit sits just outside of Sequim, on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. It's a close drive for us, from the ferry from Whidbey Island. Run by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, it is a wildlife preserve, that sits next to a county park that offers more trails and a great campground (I… Continue reading Local Adventures: Dungeness Spit

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Hurricane Ridge Wandering

When my oldest son Ford was little we spent many days hiking in the Olympic Mountains. Back then it was easy to do it, in the early 2000's. No needing reservations on the ferry across the Salish Sea from the island to Port Townsend. The area was a lot quieter with a lot less people,… Continue reading Local Adventures: Hurricane Ridge Wandering

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Rosario Head

The last time I had been to Rosario Beach on Fidalgo Island I was maybe 16 or 17 and I was nearly swept out into the open water in a 2 man inflatable boat with my friend and 1 working oar. So somehow I never saw any reason to return till the boys were begging… Continue reading Local Adventures: Rosario Head

Trail Cooking

Two Cheese Sauce Mixes

Cheese sauce powder is an essential for easy trail recipes. While you can find dry cheddar cheese sauce mix online easily these days, making your own is a snap. We have two recipes on the website, one of which is very easy to make and you may have all the ingredients in your pantry already.… Continue reading Two Cheese Sauce Mixes