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Local Adventures: Putney Woods Loop Sampler

Kirk and I took the boys and the dog out for a casual dayhike at Putney Woods on the south end of Whidbey Island, which is a few miles between Bayview and Langley. Putney Woods is an Island County park, which is connected to Saratoga Woods (Island County Parks) and Metcalf Trust Lands (public recreation… Continue reading Local Adventures: Putney Woods Loop Sampler

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PCT Hiking: Section G (Mt. Hood to Cascade Locks)

Of the many sections of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) I have hiked, Section G went into my mind as the hardest one. Not because the hiking was hard, but rather dry, dusty trail, dismal views, and a butt clenching ford of the Sandy River. It was a section that I told myself I was… Continue reading PCT Hiking: Section G (Mt. Hood to Cascade Locks)

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Revisiting Recipes: Hiker’s Pantry Fudge

Fudge. It's a sugary delight that most people love, but never think of hauling along on a hike. However, when the sun is low, and the temperature is cold, fudge can be the best snack you could carry. Oh sure, a treat made of sugar and fat isn't sexy in the age of Keto &… Continue reading Revisiting Recipes: Hiker’s Pantry Fudge

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Local Adventures: Del Fairfax Preserve

On the northern end of Whidbey Island sits a lovely (but small) preserve of 50 acres, under the watch of Whidbey Camano Land Trust. The Del Fairfax Preserve is a great way to while away 20 to 40 minutes of your day while getting in a little exercise and fresh air. Bought as an investment… Continue reading Local Adventures: Del Fairfax Preserve

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Local Adventures: Falcon – Windfall Ridge Loop

Having two hours between volunteering at the boys' school, and it being blue skies, I took a break and went hiking. I left the car behind and started walking. As I walked along the road, lost in my thoughts, with the sun in my eyes, I walked into South Whidbey Community Park (Castle Park) (down… Continue reading Local Adventures: Falcon – Windfall Ridge Loop