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Local Adventures: Kukutali Preserve

After we moved back up to Whidbey Island I was doing research on places to hike that I hadn't done before. I found Kukutali Preserve by accident, through a page on the Friends of Deception Pass State Park website, and I was intrigued. I in fact had never hiked any trails in the La Conner… Continue reading Local Adventures: Kukutali Preserve

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Local Adventures: Dungeness Spit

Dungeness Spit sits just outside of Sequim, on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. It's a close drive for us, from the ferry from Whidbey Island. Run by the US Fish & Wildlife Service, it is a wildlife preserve, that sits next to a county park that offers more trails and a great campground (I… Continue reading Local Adventures: Dungeness Spit

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Local Adventures: Hurricane Ridge Wandering

When my oldest son Ford was little we spent many days hiking in the Olympic Mountains. Back then it was easy to do it, in the early 2000's. No needing reservations on the ferry across the Salish Sea from the island to Port Townsend. The area was a lot quieter with a lot less people,… Continue reading Local Adventures: Hurricane Ridge Wandering

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Local Adventures: Rosario Head

The last time I had been to Rosario Beach on Fidalgo Island I was maybe 16 or 17 and I was nearly swept out into the open water in a 2 man inflatable boat with my friend and 1 working oar. So somehow I never saw any reason to return till the boys were begging… Continue reading Local Adventures: Rosario Head

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Local Adventures: Minus Tide Wanderings

Last week we had minus tides of 3 feet. Which is when you just cannot miss checking out tide pools. Overall Whidbey Island isn't known for having great tide pools, but there are a few pocket areas to check out. One spot is between Camp Casey and Fort Casey State Park, on the west side… Continue reading Local Adventures: Minus Tide Wanderings