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Local Adventures: Ebey’s Prairie Ridge Trail and Pratt Loop Trail

Today was the first day of school for the 2022/2023 school year. The boys are homeschooling this year and you just cannot force kids to start before Labor Day. We were going to go for a walk, to count as PE...but then I was "Why not go for an actual hike? And go somewhere pretty"...because… Continue reading Local Adventures: Ebey’s Prairie Ridge Trail and Pratt Loop Trail

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Local Adventures: Larry Scott Memorial Trail Waterfront

It is doable to reach this trailhead by foot, from the ferry dock in Port Townsend, Washington - on the Quimper Peninsula, meaning one can walk on from the Coupeville ferry dock on Whidbey Island and do it without a car. The walk from the ferry dock and back is the same length as the… Continue reading Local Adventures: Larry Scott Memorial Trail Waterfront

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Local Adventures: Hidden Trails in Coupeville

I have often felt that a town can be ranked upon it's paths. Is the town easy to walk? Can you get around safely? Does it lead from housing to public areas and parks? Many towns do not have this, and suffer for it. When people have to walk on roads or simply cannot walk… Continue reading Local Adventures: Hidden Trails in Coupeville

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Local Adventures: Oak Harbor Waterfront Trail, Part 3

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 on Whidbey Island, 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: Oak Harbor Waterfront Trail, Part 3

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Local Adventures: The čičməhán Trail at North Beach

Part of our hiking this week was a goal to touch two areas in one day, and to get to North Beach, a Jefferson County owned park/access to the beach along the Salish Sea that is in Port Townsend, Washington. Well, to my surprise, Alistaire called out "Mom! Look a čičməhán Trail sign!" as we… Continue reading Local Adventures: The čičməhán Trail at North Beach