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Local Adventures: Day Tripping At Mount Baker

It's a long drive to hike around Mount Baker, from the Heather Meadows side, via Hwy 542, from where ever you are. We took I-5 to Bellingham, then onto Hwy 542, to the end of the road, which this year is Heather Meadows. The road past it is gated, and was not cleared of snow… Continue reading Local Adventures: Day Tripping At Mount Baker

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A Morning In The Sun

The boys and I went to Fort Casey State Park, in central Whidbey Island for a few hours for the sunshine and easy walking. We got there early to avoid crowds and had easy parking. Most of the crowd runs to the fort immediately, but if one just walks a bit farther, the area can… Continue reading A Morning In The Sun

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Local Adventures: Hammons Family Farm Preserve

Looking at areas where we hadn't visited, I found Hammons Family Farm Preserve on the south end of Whidbey Island. It's a hard one to find, in that you will blast right by the driveway. The signage is small and doesn't face the road. It is set back from the road, so just as you… Continue reading Local Adventures: Hammons Family Farm Preserve

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Local Adventures: Ebey’s Loop

With Island County in Phase 3 now (of 4 phases in Washington State), the loop at Ebey's Landing on Whidbey Island was finally fully open, after having been closed for some time. However....it is still a bit tricky. First you have to walk by the guilt inducing signs passively aggressively telling you should go hike… Continue reading Local Adventures: Ebey’s Loop

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A Loop Thru The Woods

I was feeling the need for trail time on Friday, so the boys and I worked hard on getting school done quickly for the week. Not that I am counting....but only 10 more days left of this before summer vacation starts. We decided to work on the wooded trails off of Greenbank Farm, in Greenbank,… Continue reading A Loop Thru The Woods