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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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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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Taking Tiger Mountain by Foot

I ended up with a few unanticipated days off in early January and on one of those days I hiked up onr of the trails up Tiger Mountain.  One of my favorite bicycle  routes passes this trail which heads up to Poo Poo Point where hang gliders launch off on windy summer days and I’ve wanted to tackle it for a while.  Tiger Mountain, in the so-called Issaquah Alps, is close to Seattle and thus…

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