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Local Adventures: Wilbert Loop Trail

It's interesting to rehike trails you once hiked, long ago. The previous time I hiked The Wilbert Trail in South Whidbey State Park my oldest son was maybe 3.5 years old. He's 21 now, and had zero memories of hiking this trail. So maybe it is like hiking a new trail? I'd like to think… Continue reading Local Adventures: Wilbert Loop Trail

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Local Adventures: Dave Mackie Park

With a 2 foot plus minus tide on Monday morning, we changed plans. Originally we were going to take a ferry ride, but with two cancellations with the low tides, we sought out beaches to explore. Dave Mackie park sits on Maxwelton Road, in the south end of Whidbey Island. At 5 acres, it is… Continue reading Local Adventures: Dave Mackie Park

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Local Adventures: Ebey’s Prairie Ridge Trail

For Father's Day we headed out on a short hike at Ebey's Landing outside of Coupeville, on Whidbey Island. Ebey’s Prairie Ridge Trail is the connector trail from the Prairie Overlook/Cemetery to the bluff high above Ebey's Landing. It is a great kickoff to longer hikes (including the loop on the bluff around Perego's Lagoon… Continue reading Local Adventures: Ebey’s Prairie Ridge Trail

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Local Adventures: Camp Casey

Last week, the first graders for a field trip to Camp Casey, which is run by Seattle Pacific University. It sits next to Fort Casey, which is a Washington State Park. The two sections blend rather seamless, and one might find it hard at times to know which they are in. The Camp has the… Continue reading Local Adventures: Camp Casey

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Spring at Maxwelton Outdoor School

Spring brings trips to the Outdoor Classroom for our school district. Tucked into the woods on the island is one of two salmon bearing streams, Maxwelton Creek. This spring the visits were about birds in the forest, but I might have had my eyes to the ground at times. The two trips were over a… Continue reading Spring at Maxwelton Outdoor School