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Local Adventures: Bluff Trail-Kettles Loop

Fort Ebey State Park sits in the central section of Whidbey Island, just outside of Coupeville, but close to Oak Harbor. Years ago I hiked all the trails there with my oldest son, him strapped into a jogger stroller. Since we moved back to Whidbey Island, I hadn't gotten back here much, and it clicked… Continue reading Local Adventures: Bluff Trail-Kettles Loop

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Local Adventures: Ala Spit

Ala Spit is a small Island County park, on the north end of Whidbey Island. on the eastern side of the island. It had been a long time since I had been there, at least 24 years since. I used to drive there often, to sit and stare at the water, in those turbulent years… Continue reading Local Adventures: Ala Spit

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Hiking Hacks: Keeping Warm On The Cheap

I am a frugal person in life. To the point it can be eye rolling. Kirk often has had to tell me that I worth the real thing, and to just spend money on quality. But there are times when my hiking gear hacks work just the same. And I save a lot. And so… Continue reading Hiking Hacks: Keeping Warm On The Cheap

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Local Adventures: Price Sculpture Forest

Price Sculpture Forest opened up recently, at the end of October, 2020, just outside of the city limits of Coupeville, on Whidbey Island. In a blend of private philanthropy and non-profit preservation, this parcel of land was saved, to be enjoyed by the public. While not old-growth forest, it was maintained over the past 100… Continue reading Local Adventures: Price Sculpture Forest

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Local Adventures: Fort Flagler State Park

Fort Flagler State Park is the bottom of the Triangle Of Fire, one of the 3 forts that guarded the entrance to the Puget Sound from the Straight of Juan de Fuca from the Pacific Ocean. If you love old military history, a visit to Fort Flagler, Fort Worden and Fort Casey are a must… Continue reading Local Adventures: Fort Flagler State Park