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Local Adventures: Cedar Looping In The Kettles Trails

The other day I wasn't planning on hiking, but a super low spring tide meant I couldn't take the ferry off the island, so I opened up my phone for inspiration of where to go, with time on hand. As I was whining about there being nowhere I wanted to go, Kirk reminded me over… Continue reading Local Adventures: Cedar Looping In The Kettles Trails

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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: Fort Ebey Gun Battery

Fort Ebey State Park sits between Oak Harbor and Coupeville, on the north end of Whidbey Island. While it doesn't have the extensive buildings that nearby Fort Casey has, the Gun Battery area is easily reached, and fun for smaller children, who Fort Casey can be too much. Follow the signs to the large parking… Continue reading Local Adventures: Fort Ebey Gun Battery

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Local Adventures: Pondilla Lake

Long ago, when my oldest was just a toddler, we hiked the entire Kettles Trails System in and around Fort Ebey State Park on Whidbey Island. It was local hiking, that we did in the cold months. Back then, it wasn't heavily used, and no one cared I was pushing a kid in an off… Continue reading Local Adventures: Pondilla Lake