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Meal Review: Packit Gourmet Fall Meals

The Fall temps are dipping lower, and winter is whispering here. Recent hikes left me very cold in the first mile, where you start looking for a trail that goes uphill at first, so you can warm up! This brought out some new meals to review, with a Fall theme going. Hearty, comfort food is… Continue reading Meal Review: Packit Gourmet Fall Meals

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Putney Woods Trail of Wind Fell Loop

Sunday's adventure was a close in hike at Putney Woods on the south end of Whidbey Island. This was my second time hiking at Putney Woods, and I'll be blunt....it isn't my favorite place to hike on the island. It's well taken care of, used a lot, but it lacks. Kirk and I were talking… Continue reading Local Adventures: Putney Woods Trail of Wind Fell Loop

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Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Dragonfly Glades Loop

With the first of 3 deer seasons over, the Trillium Community Forest trails, on the south end of Whidbey Island, are open till till November 18th (closed November 19th to 22nd, and then for the long season of November 25th to December 25th). The boys and I did a loop I hadn't finished before, doing… Continue reading Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Dragonfly Glades Loop

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Local Adventures: South Whidbey Trustland Trails – The Big Loop

In May the boys and I hiked part of the South Whidbey Trustland Trails, and recently we revisited it to finish the other trails. New trails have been cut and finished since then. Tucked just off Hwy 525, south of the village of Bayview on Whidbey Island is the Trustland Trails, run by South Whidbey… Continue reading Local Adventures: South Whidbey Trustland Trails – The Big Loop

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Local Adventures: Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom

This adventure falls under two categories: hiking and homeschooling. The Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom was a place the kids got to go to 2 times a year in school. Once in Fall, once in Spring. Each visit we would study new things about nature and the ecosystem. Maxwelton Creek runs through it, and is one of… Continue reading Local Adventures: Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom