Tagged: hiking

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Gear I Use: Footwear

Ask ten hikers what the most important piece of gear you can get is, and you may well get 10 different answers. But if you push them a bit, I am willing to bet you’ll get a consensus on how...

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An Idea Born in Nature

I’m leading a breakfast discussion on The Path to Healthy Living Through the Great Outdoors this year at #YWM2019 – this is just a bit about how the whole idea developed, an Idea Born in Nature.

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Harry’s Ridge Hike

On top of having three national parks in the state of Washington, we’ve also got wonderful places such as Mt. St Helen’s National Volcanic Monument to explore. And that’s where we headed today. I can’t think of a better way...

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Denver or Bust Road Trip – Day 10

Your Weight Matters 2018 is over, and we’re on our way home. We headed north out of Denver around lunch time, made it into Wyoming, and along the way stopped at Fossil Butte National Monument, a location where they are...

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Denver or Bust Road Trip – Day 4

It was an early morning back in Arches National Park. We were hoping to beat the crowds, beat the heat and get some nice sun rise views… we sort of accomplished all three. The sun was still below the horizon,...

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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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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...