Hiking · Local Adventures

Trillium Community Forest: Wildberry Loop

With most public lands closed to walking, there are a few lands that are still open. We have a handful on our island. These are ideal for locals to use, who can walk to the trailheads. They don't get a lot of use on a good day, so in a way...this is good. I rounded… Continue reading Trillium Community Forest: Wildberry Loop

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Cold Sunny Beach Time and One Pot Mac n’ Cheese

Walker and Alistaire got their school work done early today so we headed to the library in town. With a sunny, but chilly, day we decided to head to the beach near our place on the south end of Whidbey Island. The tide was out low with a drop down from the above high tide… Continue reading Cold Sunny Beach Time and One Pot Mac n’ Cheese

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Sand Dunes Trail

When I was 16, and we had moved to rural Whidbey Island the first trail I hiked in Deception Pass State Park (and of all of the Island) was the Sand Dunes Trail, which starts at the parking lot for West Beach & Cranberry Lake swimming area, at the bottom of the park. I am… Continue reading Local Adventures: Sand Dunes Trail

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Hoypus Point

Tucked away in the far Northwest corner of Whidbey Island sits a small remote section of Deception Pass State park, Hoypus Natural Forest. When I first lived on Whidbey Island I was 16, and we had moved to the island from a city. Due to a lot of upheaval in our lives, my Dad shut… Continue reading Local Adventures: Hoypus Point

Hiking · Local Adventures

Once Upon A Time In Monte Cristo

Long ago on a sunny late Fall day we took a hike to the ghost town of Monte Cristo. It was in that short moment of time before Seattle boomed. When the trails were empty. Life was quiet then. Social media didn't exist. The concept of selfies was a decade away. It was so long… Continue reading Once Upon A Time In Monte Cristo