Overnight

Early June Overnighter

It was a dry May with only a few days of rain and increasingly hot weather. This trend would continue into June though the first weekend would bring the traditional “June Gloom” which cooled things down a few degrees.  Still plenty warm for an inaugural 2019 overnight camping trip to Old Fort Townsend State Park. I set out Sunday right after lunch when it had warmed up a bit.  Since this was just one night…

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dayhikes

Wallace Falls Hike

Late October 2018, returning early from a trip to the City I decided to go up Highway 2 toward Stevens Pass and look for a short hike. This is an area very familiar to me from my skiing days as Steven’s was a favorite, but I have never done much hiking off of 2. Like I-90 hwy 2 is dense packed with trails into the Cascades and the foothills as it rises from sea level…

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Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing 2018

In 2018 I began snowshoeing with the Mountaineers. I love hiking in the mountains and the woods and snowshoeing seemed like a way to keep that up in the winter. I used to be a big skier and always have loved being in the mountains in the snow. Walking in the woods in the snow is one of life’s great pleasures.  While snowshoeing itself isn’t rocket science (though there is a lot more to it…

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Ride Reports

NYE 2017

New Years Eve in Seattle was clear and cool and as I had returned just the day before from a week of visiting family I was itching for a ride. With the limited sunlight and not being able to start until after lunch time I knew I had to do something short and sweet.  A loop over the new trail over the new 520 Bridge and back on the “classic” I-90 trail was just the…

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Ride Reports

Olympic Mountain Dreams day 5

The last day of this all too short tour was another perfect summer day.  Blue skies, streak with thin white clouds, the temperatures warm but not too hot.  It was going to be a pretty short day, so there wasn’t much of a need to rush. However I wanted to be in Bremerton for lunch so while I didn’t rush I didn’t linger too long either. My companion in the hiker-biker site hadn’t caused any…

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Olympic Mountain Dreams day 3

patches of moonlight wavering through branches — watering an ancient tree I awoke a few times through night to an exultation of stars peeking through the canopy and very late a thin moon made it over the valley walls. After a my nights sleep with the ever present white noise of the river, I woke to a grey morning with mist streaming down the valley walls.  Over the course of a morning spent in contemplation…

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Olympic Mountain Dreams Day 2

out of the dense green canopy the sound of a lively stream I awoke to a sunny and clear day in the woods outside of Port Townsend.  On this day I planned to ride all the way to Dosewallips Campground in Olympic National Park but I also wanted to spend a little bit of time in Port Townsend. So I quickly packed up and rode down the Olympic Discovery Trail, through the marina and into…

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Bicycle Camping

Back, just in time to leave

After myriad technical issues, the blog has finally returned. Just as I’m about to set out for five days of bicycle camping.  I’ll be a ways into Olympic National Forest at an old closed campground.  Sure to be free from cellphone-telephones and the like. What a relief!  So reports of the trip will have to wait upon my return. Check back late next week for the news.  In the meantime, checkout out some new(-ish) photos…

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