Tag Archives: hiking

Adventure on the Olympic Peninsula

It’s been a picture perfect summer so far, here in Western Washington State. No rain for a month and mild temperatures make for perfect vacation weather. I gave myself a mini-vacation over the weekend and decided to head for the … Continue reading

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Sun’s Out; Mountain’s Out

The sun is out, and the mountain is out! Just got back from a morning trip to Mount Rainier National Park, Washington to check out the Paradise Meadows wildflower blooming status. As it stands, the wildflower peak bloom has not … Continue reading

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My Personal Walden

I took advantage of what was probably our last spell of warm, sunny weather this past weekend here in the Puget Sound region. I returned to the Bloedel Preserve located on Bainbridge Island that I had initially visited in August. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday National Parks Service

Today is the US National Parks Service 96th birthday! To help celebrate, all national parks entrance fees are waived for the day. To celebrate, I traveled to Olympic National Park, just a two hour drive from my locale. I decided … Continue reading

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Spring’s a Little Slow to Start

High up at  Mount Rainier National Park’s Paradise Meadows, spring is a little bit slow to start. I like to think of the classic jazz melody, Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year. And, this year is no exception … Continue reading

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