Author: Rob Portinga

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Upper Big Quilcene to Marmot Pass

Today was a workout… We started at the Upper Big Quilcene trailhead and hiked just a bit shy of 6 miles up to Marmot Pass, gaining a little over 500 feet of elevation every mile. It’s not the steepest trek...

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Goldmyer Hot Springs

A small group of us had been planning this for a couple months, and lucked out weather wise. We did about a 4 mile trek along an old forest road that follows the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River to an area...

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Sherman Creek & Lost Valley Trail

We hit a local favorite today, Capitol State Forest. We needed something nearby because of evening plans, so it’s great having this area with it’s variety of trails so close to home. We did a loop that took us along...

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Tolmie State Park

We stopped by Tolmie State Park near low tide, and saw sooooo many tiny crabs. Had fun just watching them doing their crabby thing. Besides the beach and about 3 miles of forest trail, Tolmie also has an underwater park...

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Divorce Rate After Bariatric Surgery

Divorce after significant weight loss, in particular with bariatric surgery, is a topic I hear come up fairly often during support groups and in online forums. When it does, time and again a divorce rate of 80-85% keeps popping up....

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Guillemot Cove & Stump House

This was a short hike, we looped around some trails at Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve, which includes the “Stump House”, a bit of a “house” carved out of an old cedar trunk. It’s rumored the Stump House was once used...

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Mt St. Helens – Coldwater Lake

On today’s trip, we headed down to Mt. St Helens. We had hoped to hike the Boundary Trail from the Johnston Ridge Observatory down to Hummocks Trailhead, but the cloud level was just way to low. Instead, we went down...

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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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Your Input Needed: Online Support Groups

Over the past 9 years, I’ve done a variety of things related to health and wellness. From The Wake Up Call Radio Show, to facilitating a men’s support group for the center where I had my surgery to podcasts and...