This report covers one of the walks featured in the book "Seattle Walks: Discovering History and Nature in the City" by David B. Williams. I committed to walking all of the walks in the book as part of a fundraiser for Mountaineers youth programs (this link will remain active during the summer 2017 fundraiser). The walk … Continue reading Trip Report: North Capitol Hill City Walk
I keep postponing this review of my trip to Washington D.C., really for a couple of reasons. First of all, life got in the way. While I was in D.C., I sold my condo and had to quickly plan a move upon my return (I still don't have a full complement of furniture at my … Continue reading Trip Report: One week in spring in Washington D.C.
This weekend was my third trip to Bruni's Snowbowl Hut in three years. I think we can officially call this an annual tradition. It's not so much the hike that is the attraction here. Really, it's the hut itself, with grand views and a comfy vibe. This is a great place to come with (or … Continue reading Roughing it in luxury: Bruni’s Snowbowl Hut Weekend
Once again I found myself in the Chuckanut range this weekend. We planned to go to Lake Serene, but that sounded miserable in the snow. We switched to Wallace Falls, but a full day of icy rain was in the forecast there. With weather apps on our phones and a little research, we found a … Continue reading Trip Report: Hemlock Trail to Cedar Lake
Oyster Dome. For those of a certain generation, this may conjure up an image of Tina Turner. You remember that movie? She wore a strange chain mail dress and giant earrings. She sent Mel Gibson to a fight to the death, taunting... "two men enter, one man leaves." Well, the "dome" I hiked to on … Continue reading Beyond Oyster Dome
I have come to accept that not every trail I walk will be as awe-inspiring and magnificent as the Grand Canyon. Yesterday's trip was a bit of a hit and miss on the trail enjoyment scale. Still, as many of my fellow hiking-obsessed humans might tell you, "any day on the trail is better than … Continue reading Trip Report: The Hansville Greenway
dromomania: an exaggerated desire to wander - Merriam Webster Dictionary So much of my free time has consisted of walking outings in one form or another these past few years. I thought it would be interesting to think back to my first walk. Or at least the earliest I can … Continue reading My First Walk