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
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
The Olympics. So close and yet so far away for us Seattleites. To get there from the city requires a long drive, with the most direct route including a ferry boat ride. The best way to enjoy this part of the state is to plan for more than one day. This past weekend, I enjoyed … Continue reading Triple Header: Olympic Peninsula
Commonwealth Basin is a snowshoe-worthy area just across Interstate 90 from the West Summit Snoqualmie ski area. To get there, park at the free ski area parking and walk the freeway underpass to the trailhead. Take the first right after the underpass onto a forest road leading up to the trailhead. This road is likely … Continue reading Trip Report: Commonwealth Basin