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Local Adventures: Outer Loop Trail

The boys and I decided to finish the trail system at Rhododendron Park outside of Coupeville. It was a cloudy day, but not hot or cold. So a good spring hiking day for getting in a few local miles. We parked in the large lot behind the ball fields (accessed off of Patmore Road, turn… Continue reading Local Adventures: Outer Loop 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: Rhodie Road Trail

Just South of Coupeville, Washington on Whidbey Island sits an Island County park, Rhododendron Park. I had never visited it, mostly due to lurid tales back in the day. In the 1990's and early 2000's the small campground at the park had a not so savory reputation. However, times change and with Covid the campground… Continue reading Local Adventures: Rhodie Road 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: Clinton Beach Park

Clinton Beach Park might be one of the smallest public beaches on Whidbey Island. And also one of the oddest ones to reach. To access it, drive down Hwy 525 towards the Clinton Ferry dock, but stay in the main lane (do not get into the ferry lane). At the light above the ferry pay… Continue reading Local Adventures: Clinton Beach Park