Tag Archives: Wilderness

Sunriver Trip

Here are a few photos from a trip we made to Sunriver, Oregon, last month.

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Waptus Lake Backpacking

T and I went on our very first backpacking trip together last weekend! We went to Waptus Lake, in Central Washington, about a two-hour drive from Seattle. After all our research around going lightweight, we were finally ready to hit … Continue reading

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Yarrow! Jackpot!

This afternoon I went to the True Value and the West Seattle Nursery to look for a few household things and check out the garden sale at the nursery. I pulled into a curbside parking spot and lo and behold, … Continue reading

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Silver Falls and the Grove of the Patriarchs

Last weekend, we went on a 5.5 mile hike on a beautiful sunny morning at Mt. Rainier. We started at Ohanapecosh campground and hiked up to Silver Falls, then further on to Grove of the Patriarchs and then looped back … Continue reading

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Canoe Trips

We bought a canoe! So far we have taken out on Elliot Bay, from Alki Beach, and on Lake Washington from Martha Washington Park. One of the first wildlife sightings was a harbor seal in Elliot Bay (then again in … Continue reading

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Putting new skills to use

Last weekend, we went car camping with friends in central Washington, which was lovely but crowded as all get out. More on our quest for solitude later. This was our first camping trip with Penelope, our 6-year-old rescue dog. We … Continue reading

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Free-writing at Alderleaf

Last weekend, T and I went to Alderleaf College’s wilderness survival short course. It was a life-changing experience. When I got home, I started free-writing for the first time in years. Here’s a sample: I’d never had a salmonberry before … Continue reading

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