Tagged: great outdoors

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Lessons Learned – Be Prepared

Part 2 in the Lessons Learned in the Great Outdoors series – Having a plan is great, but be prepared for things to not go as planned…

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Lessons Learned – Have a Plan

I recently got home from the Obesity Action Coalition’s 8th Annual Your Weight Matters national convention, this year held in Tampa Bay, where the OAC is headquartered. There’s a lot of great offerings included with the base registration, but there’s...

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Denver or Bust Road Trip – Day 3

After waking up in the mountains, we checked out a couple of lakes on our way south, including Bonnie’s namesake. Then we stopped at Bridal Veil Falls near Provo, before we continued down to Moab. We got set up in...

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Denver or Bust Road Trip – Day 2

On day 2 of our trip, we were up early to pack up. We stopped at the wetland across the road from the park to check out the HUGE flock of pelicans. Unfortunately we couldn’t get too close as it...

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Denver or Bust Road Trip – Day 1

We are heading to Denver for the Obesity Action Coalition’s annual Your Weight Matters convention, this year in Denver. We decided to road trip it, seeing the sights along the way. We left late Thursday, drove, then slept, then drove...

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Mowich Lake to Spray Falls and Eunice Lake

Sometimes it’s the journey, sometimes it’s the destination. And sometimes it’s not the destination you were shooting for. We started out with plans to start at Mowich Lake and head up to Tolmie Lookout (I talk briefly about my first...

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Bumping River & Boulder Cave

A mid-week adventure. We were doing some scouting for possible dispersed camping sites for a group trip we have planned for late August, and discovered a number of great spots along the Bumping River in the William O. Douglas Wilderness area...

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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...