Today was a trip to a new area (to me) so I trusted Waze to get me there. Mistake. Apparently the “Switchback Trail” in the app was not the correct one. It wasn”t until I passed Olympia that I pulled over to check. Four hours from the time I left home (5am) I found… Continue reading Klahane (Klahhane) Ridge via Switchback (Trail)
The opening of Stevens Canyon Road is an important marker in my world these days. It says spring is coming to an end and long days of exploring are on the horizon. My best friend joined me this morning for a romp on the forest trails of Mount Rainier National Park. We left Auburn around… Continue reading Trail of the Shadows Rampart Ridge
South Coldwater Trail
The tedium of my routine is taking a toll. Drive to work, drive AT work all day and then drive home. My days are broken up with seeing friends on my route and talking with Mom every night on my drive home, but I get restless. I AM restless. My friend Gretchen recently shared about … Continue reading Over The River and Through The Woods
Coldwater Lake Loop Trail This Mount St Helen’s hike is on the list of possibilies for the weekend. A stunning hike any time of year and with the beautiful forecast it’s hard to resist. I’ve done this a couple times and it never disappoints. https://insearchofthevery.com/2018/05/21/coldwater-lake-trail-loop/
Wonderful day at another Blue Sky Church. Packwood Lake trail is snow-free and open for the season. Road to the trailhead is paved (albeit long) and there is a clean restroom in the parking lot. This is a gentle hike through the forest to stunning Packwood Lake. The island in the middle has several names:… Continue reading Blue Sky Church 2019
Hamilton Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge. Can’t wait to go back !