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Size In The Outdoors

Yesterday I was shown a sponsored post (ad) on Instagram from Outdoor Research (OR), the outdoor clothing company based out of Seattle. It was touting their new line of inclusive clothing that is coming this fall and next spring (and how I hate buzzword bingo and trendy words). I should be excited, I would suppose,… Continue reading Size In The Outdoors

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Oak Harbor Waterfront Trail, Part 2

The Oak Harbor Waterfront Trail (or The Shoreline Trail) starts at the Scenic Heights Trailhead on Scenic Heights Street, just off of Hwy 20, on the outskirts of Oak Harbor, and ends at Maylor Point, in sight and along Oak Harbor the whole way. To make it easy, the walk can be broken up into a couple sections.… Continue reading Local Adventures: Oak Harbor Waterfront Trail, Part 2

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Freund Marsh Trail (Part 1 Oak Harbor Waterfront Trail)

The Oak Harbor Waterfront Trail (or The Shoreline Trail) starts at the Scenic Heights Trailhead on Scenic Heights Street, just off of Hwy 20, on the outskirts of Oak Harbor, and ends at Maylor Point, in sight and along Oak Harbor the whole way. To make it easy, the walk can be broken up into… Continue reading Local Adventures: Freund Marsh Trail (Part 1 Oak Harbor Waterfront Trail)

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Time Tested Backpacking Kitchen Gear

There was a time when I flittered from stove to stove, always searching for the newest. I had a new cookset every spring. And I reviewed a lot back then, often having been sent kit after kit to try out - and to review (hopefully). I had Rubbermaid bins of gear stacked up. When we… Continue reading Time Tested Backpacking Kitchen Gear

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: PNT-Bluff Trail Loop

Heading out early on Saturday morning for a hike before farm chores awaited us, I picked out a loop at Fort Ebey State Park, of which half the trails I had not hiked before. It was a thigh burner as well. Where you'd swear the trail goes uphill most of the way...hah. But that is… Continue reading Local Adventures: PNT-Bluff Trail Loop