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 →

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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 →

As a bicyclist, the desired road taken is often the road less traveled. Not the case with Mount Rainier's Sunrise Road.  This classic national park road is narrow and twisty as it winds upward 3000 feet to Sunrise Park (elevation 6400 feet) and an in-your-face view of the mountain. In the summer, this road is... Continue Reading →

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