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Local Adventures: The Kettles Trail

In my quest to work on the Kettles Trails system on Whidbey Island, once again to hike all the trails, I knew I had to rehike the Kettles Trail eventually. When my oldest son was young it was a trail I hiked quite often. I felt safe on it, because it was in the open.… Continue reading Local Adventures: The Kettles Trail

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Local Adventures: Rhododendron Trail

The Rhododendron Trail was built during the time I was not living on Whidbey Island. It was an extension of the Kettles Trail, that winds along Hwy 20. Where the Kettles Trail ends in Coupeville, at the traffic light in town, the Rhododendron Trail continues on heading South down the island. It starts by the C-store… Continue reading Local Adventures: Rhododendron Trail

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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: 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