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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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Local Adventures: Island County Historical Museum

The backstory is for now we are homeschooling our boys. We do school work in the morning, then we go an an adventure to learn about new things. Educational, yet fun. Today's adventure was to the small village of Coupeville, Washington, which is in the middle of Whidbey Island, about 18 miles from our home.… Continue reading Local Adventures: Island County Historical Museum

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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

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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

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Local Adventures: Whidbey Institute Farm Loop Trail

Sunday's hike was to a new-to-us area, the Whidbey Institute, which is tucked away above the Maxwelton Valley on the south end of Whidbey Island. The privately held non profit land is host to 4 miles of trails, on 106 acres, that are open to the public to enjoy. This is a beautiful forest, to… Continue reading Local Adventures: Whidbey Institute Farm Loop Trail