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Local Adventures: The Hobbit Trail

The boys and I went over to South Whidbey State Park to finish the trails in the park. Our goal was The Hobbit Trail, which is hidden down in the old (and closed) campground. But we made it a bit longer by picking up other trails along the bluff. We parked in the lot by… Continue reading Local Adventures: The Hobbit Trail

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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

Local Adventures · RV

Taking The RV Out For A Spin

When we bought our RV in 2019 we had high hopes, but like most of the world Covid stuck its foot out. We had gotten out a couple of times in summer and fall of 2019, winterized the rig, and was about to take it in for promised warranty work when we couldn't. Then most… Continue reading Taking The RV Out For A Spin

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Local Adventures: Putney Woods Trail of Wind Fell Loop

Sunday's adventure was a close in hike at Putney Woods on the south end of Whidbey Island. This was my second time hiking at Putney Woods, and I'll be blunt....it isn't my favorite place to hike on the island. It's well taken care of, used a lot, but it lacks. Kirk and I were talking… Continue reading Local Adventures: Putney Woods Trail of Wind Fell Loop

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Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Dragonfly Glades Loop

With the first of 3 deer seasons over, the Trillium Community Forest trails, on the south end of Whidbey Island, are open till till November 18th (closed November 19th to 22nd, and then for the long season of November 25th to December 25th). The boys and I did a loop I hadn't finished before, doing… Continue reading Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Dragonfly Glades Loop