Local Adventures

Local Adventures: The Hunt For The Story of Chief Charlie Snakelum

Our hikes are not always just hiking, sometimes they blend into homeschooling and beyond. Walker, our middle child, is in 7th grade this year. 7th grade requires Washington State history to be taught (though isn't enough time spent on it in public school), and my goal is to teach all sides of history, not just… Continue reading Local Adventures: The Hunt For The Story of Chief Charlie Snakelum

Hiking

Local Adventures: Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship

Last New Years Day we were buried in snow, so with today a balmy upper 40's and not raining, what a perfect morning for a First Day Hike for the start of 2023. We didn't want to drive a long distance, we don't have a lot of usable hours of daylight in Washington State in… Continue reading Local Adventures: Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship

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Local Adventures: Walking Ebey’s Trail System

The newest trail system on Whidbey Island just recently opened to boots. Located in Central Whidbey, just outside of Coupeville, Wa this system will help tie in multiple trails to make a much larger area for walkers and hikers to spread out on. The Walking Ebey’s Trail System sits between Admiralty Inlet Preserve Trails and… Continue reading Local Adventures: Walking Ebey’s Trail System

Food Finds · Foraging · Local Adventures

Whidbey Island Foraging

To walk in a park, or on a trail...or well, even the back of parking lot, there is some much free food to enjoy on Whidbey Island, which sits in the Salish Sea in Washington State, just below the San Juan Islands, at the entrance to the Puget Sound. Whidbey Island is the largest island… Continue reading Whidbey Island Foraging

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Local Adventures: Robinson Beach

Of all the public beach access on Whidbey Island, Washington, Robinson Beach, just outside of Freeland, is to me the best. There are many reasons for this: It's easy to access. No long, winding roads going downhill. It's a normal road. It's just outside of town. Grab some food in town at Payless (the grocery… Continue reading Local Adventures: Robinson Beach