In Between: Winter to Spring

In my corner of the world (Seattle), we're in that in between phase of seasons. Our days are a little longer and the birds are more active. A walk through my neighborhood reveals crocuses, daffodils and camellias in bloom. So I have replaced the poinsettia with tulips as the featured plant in my house. But... Continue Reading →

Meet my BFF: America the Beautiful Pass

If you're an outdoors person and regularly use our wonderful federal lands for recreation and exploration, then you are probably familiar with the America the Beautiful pass. For $80, this annual pass gives the holder recreational access to public lands managed by the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish... Continue Reading →

Margaret’s Way

I hiked Margaret's Way yesterday. As is the case each time I hike this trail, I remember with fondness and gratitude former trail colleague and outdoors advocate Margaret Macleod. For over 20 years, Margaret was the Interagency Trails Coordinator for King County, City of Issaquah, and Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Through her persistence... Continue Reading →

I recently spent a week backpacking in a remote region of the Washington Cascades. My hiking partner and I were on the trail for three days before we encountered another soul. Now that's some solitude. We rose each morning and looked eastward for the sun. There were wildfires burning north of us in Canada and... Continue Reading →

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