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Local Adventures: The Hunt For The Story of Chief Charlie Snakelum

Our hikes are not always just hiking, sometimes they blend into homeschooling and beyond. Walker, our middle child, is in 7th grade this year. 7th grade requires Washington State history to be taught (though isn't enough time spent on it in public school), and my goal is to teach all sides of history, not just… Continue reading Local Adventures: The Hunt For The Story of Chief Charlie Snakelum

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Local Adventures: Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship

Last New Years Day we were buried in snow, so with today a balmy upper 40's and not raining, what a perfect morning for a First Day Hike for the start of 2023. We didn't want to drive a long distance, we don't have a lot of usable hours of daylight in Washington State in… Continue reading Local Adventures: Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship

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The čičməhán Trail: The End Of The Trail

It's middle of November and cold at night, but so clear outside. It seemed to me that the wind was telling me it was time to finish the čičməhán Trail in Port Townsend, Washington before winter comes, and with it the short, dark rainy days that don't encourage one to go outside. It took us… Continue reading The čičməhán Trail: The End Of The Trail

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Local Adventures: The čičməhán Trail In Fort Worden State Park

The čičməhán Trail runs through Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, Washington as part of the trail. This section currently must be broken into two separate hikes, as part of the trail is blown out. This is worth the effort to do this section, as you get a bonus of enjoying the state park,… Continue reading Local Adventures: The čičməhán Trail In Fort Worden State Park

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Local Adventures: Artillery Hill

Fort Worden State Park sits just outside of Port Townsend's bustling tourist zone on the Quimper Peninsula in Washington State. It's just up and over one huge hill, only a few minutes from the ferry dock if driving. It offers over 11 miles of hiking trails (see here for a trail map), and so much… Continue reading Local Adventures: Artillery Hill