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Local Adventures: Whidbey Institute Farm Loop Trail

Sunday's hike was to a new-to-us area, the Whidbey Institute, which is tucked away above the Maxwelton Valley on the south end of Whidbey Island. The privately held non profit land is host to 4 miles of trails, on 106 acres, that are open to the public to enjoy. This is a beautiful forest, to… Continue reading Local Adventures: Whidbey Institute Farm Loop Trail

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Local Adventures: Putney Woods Loop Sampler

Kirk and I took the boys and the dog out for a casual dayhike at Putney Woods on the south end of Whidbey Island, which is a few miles between Bayview and Langley. Putney Woods is an Island County park, which is connected to Saratoga Woods (Island County Parks) and Metcalf Trust Lands (public recreation… Continue reading Local Adventures: Putney Woods Loop Sampler

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Local Adventures: Del Fairfax Preserve

On the northern end of Whidbey Island sits a lovely (but small) preserve of 50 acres, under the watch of Whidbey Camano Land Trust. The Del Fairfax Preserve is a great way to while away 20 to 40 minutes of your day while getting in a little exercise and fresh air. Bought as an investment… Continue reading Local Adventures: Del Fairfax Preserve

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Local Adventures: Falcon – Windfall Ridge Loop

Having two hours between volunteering at the boys' school, and it being blue skies, I took a break and went hiking. I left the car behind and started walking. As I walked along the road, lost in my thoughts, with the sun in my eyes, I walked into South Whidbey Community Park (Castle Park) (down… Continue reading Local Adventures: Falcon – Windfall Ridge Loop

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An On Foot Field Trip

Our middle son has a progressive teacher for the 4th grade. To say the least, it has been a year unlike any other I have seen in public school. I volunteer often in my boys' classrooms, and I would tell you that classrooms are exhausting these days. The children are nearly feral and don't understand… Continue reading An On Foot Field Trip