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Ipsut Creek Backpacking Trip

My first backpacking trip… we did a bit of an easy hike in to the Ipsut Creek Campground along the Carbon River on the North side of the Mt. Rainier National Park. Once there, we did another hike, not quite...

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Surprise Lake & Clipper Mine

On this hike, we did the fairly short trek (just over 5 miles round trip) up to Surprise Lake, located off an old logging road just across the Carbon River from Mt Rainier National Park. Near Old Baldy Mountain, it’s...

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Point Defiance Beach

I’ve done Point Defiance before.. you can watch the previous video if you want to see it… but this time we took a different route. Instead of being up on the trails, we timed things with a low tide and...

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Umtanum Creek

We wandered over to the other side of the mountains today… the Yakima River area, specifically along Umtanum Creek. The climate on the East side of the Cascades is very different than on the West, more arid, much warmer, and...

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Reflections – 9 Years Later

Nine years. What seems like a lifetime ago that went by in a blink of an eye. It was 9 years ago today I “went under the knife” and had gastric bypass surgery. While I will be the first to...

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Fort Clatsop – Fort to Sea Trail

Today we joined the Mountain View Hikers again, this time down in Oregon. We started out at Fort Clatsop, where Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 18015-06, and we hiked a trail that roughly followed their pathway between the...

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Larch Mtn – Capitol State Forest

A quick, solo day-hike in Capitol State Forest. There’s no WTA or other sites with much info on the trails I took today, but you can find out more about Capitol State Forest on the WA DNR website: https://www.dnr.wa.gov/Capitol