Author: Rob Portinga

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Reflection Lakes – Mt Rainier National Park

It started out 3 years ago at Gold Creek, then last year we went up to Paradise… this year we enjoyed an Snowshoe Trek/Easter Dinner.. this time in the middle of Reflection Lakes at Mt Rainier National Park. Besides a...

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Deception Pass

Deception Pass, an area that got it’s name from Captain George Vancouver in 1792, was today’s destination. The trip ended up a couple miles shorter than the originally planned 9 miles because we just got too swept up in all...

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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

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Lena Lake

The morning weather in Olympia was iffy, but as we drove up 101 it was just beautiful, and that carried over all along the trail. See my video for more, but overall was easy trek up to Lena Lake, though...

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Duckabush River Trail

From Feb 24th, this was an outing with a small group, with a 10 mile trip planned. Even though the days are getting longer, they’re still pretty short, so we left early enough to get back to the trailhead well...

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YWM Flashback – Health is Not Measured in Pounds

We’re ramping up for Your Weight Matters 2018, I thought I would share one of my favorite speakers from a previous convention. The 2014 event in Orlando was my second time at convention. Dr. Arya Sharma is not only a...

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Weekend Getaway – San Francisco

I have been sharing my outdoor adventures in the form of videos I’ve been doing… well this weekend was a different sort of adventure, more urban. But, I thought I would share it just the same. We took the Coast...