Hiking

It’s Up To You

When I was young(er), I became enamored with hiking due to the columns written by Seattle author Karen Sykes. At the time, in my mid twenties I was living on Whidbey Island and pretty naive to the world in my rural life. I had a young child and was a single mother. Every week I… Continue reading It’s Up To You

Hiking Gear · Trail Cooking

The History of The FBC Cozy

A long time ago, in late 2005, I began dreaming about a functional, but decent looking concept for a cozy for FBC meals. A cozy? Yes. The FBC Cozy would insulate the meals in their bags, to keep them piping hot, and to help with hydration. When I just started writing Freezer Bag Cooking (FBC)… Continue reading The History of The FBC Cozy

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Fort Flagler State Park

Fort Flagler State Park is the bottom of the Triangle Of Fire, one of the 3 forts that guarded the entrance to the Puget Sound from the Straight of Juan de Fuca from the Pacific Ocean. If you love old military history, a visit to Fort Flagler, Fort Worden and Fort Casey are a must… Continue reading Local Adventures: Fort Flagler State Park

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Point Wilson Lighthouse

Point Wilson Lighthouse sits on the extreme corner of Fort Worden State Park, sitting far out in the water, with Whidbey Island across the Straight of Juan de Fuca. The Point Wilson Light is an active aid to navigation located in Fort Worden State Park near Port Townsend, in Jefferson County, Washington State. Point Wilson… Continue reading Local Adventures: Point Wilson Lighthouse

Food Finds · Local Adventures · Trail Cooking

Local Adventures: Mystery Bay State Park & 3 Meals Reviewed

We ended up visiting Mystery Bay State Park out of almost desperation, while out on a day of visiting a couple "bigger" state parks. It was lunchtime, and we had gone prepared to do outdoor cooking for lunch, but the winds were rather never ending. Every picnic table we passed at the previous park was… Continue reading Local Adventures: Mystery Bay State Park & 3 Meals Reviewed