Tag: Hiking Trails

Olympic Peninsula: Hiking Storm King

On the trail to see Marymere Falls you pass the turn off for the Storm King trail. The trail is a little less than two miles long (1.7 miles to be exact) but it gains about 100 feet of elevation per 1/10 of a mile. Keltin and I got a good look at the start

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Olympic Peninsula: Hoh Rainforest

If you go to Olympic National Park and only have time for one hike I highly suggest hiking the Hoh Rainforest. It is a different world. Ancient trees, their limbs heavy with moss. A trail running next to the glacier fed Hoh River lined with giants: trees over 200 feet tall and ferns taller than

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Favorite Photos of 2020

Obviously 2020 was not the year we hoped it would be but Keltin and I did get to travel a little bit. It was an excellent year for hiking and we worked to make sure we were socially distancing. That fact took us to some places with some fantastic views. I share this picture probably

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Olympic Peninsula: Pyramid Peak Trail

Our second hike after Hurricane Ridge was the Pyramid Peak Trail. We had intended initially to hike the Spruce Railroad trail but it was closed so we took a different trail from the same trailhead. To get to the North Shore Day Use Area you travel up highway 101 to the end of the lake

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Olympic Peninsula: Hurricane Ridge

Our first morning we decided to drive up to Hurricane Ridge. From research we knew that the visitor center at the top was closed for the season but the one at the bottom, in Port Angeles, was open, with proper social distancing. There are a few visitor centers but due to Covid and the lateness

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Paperback Perils: Turn Around Time

Title: Turn Around TimeAuthor: David GutersonPublication Date: 2019Publishing House: Mountaineers Books If you follow my site you know that I love to read. Stories enchant me. When visiting the Pacific Northwest Keltin and I found our way into a book store. I wanted to find a book that was tied to the region in some

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Olympic Peninsula: Introduction

For our Honeymoon Keltin and I visited the Olympic Peninsula and spent most of our time in Olympic National Park. This trip was a whirl wind and we saw everything from mountains and rainforests to the Pacific Ocean. On this trip we didn’t visit many restaurants and no breweries or wineries. What we did was

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Fall Colors at LBJ National Grasslands

The LBJ National Grasslands near Decatur, TX have miles of trails and many people visit to ride their horse along these trails. We visit to hike and maybe tent camp one day. Last time we visited there were still some wild flowers but the fall foliage was making itself seen and it is too beautiful

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Gear Review: Bear’s Gear

Hiking in Texas can be hot even in the spring and fall. I always carry water for both Bear and I but as we hike longer trails I worry about not having enough. So in the interest of everyone having enough water, we bought Bear a pack. He has shoes too, right now he is

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Must Haves for Camping with Dogs

We love taking Bear camping and hiking. Dogs require just as much gear as people to be comfortable and safe while relaxing in the campsite! Some of these might make you ask, “who would forget that?” But we have all forgotten something important every now and then. Hopefully this check list will help on your

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