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Written on December 20, 2014 at 11:22 am, by Judith Baumann
My final backpacking trip in Washington before I moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico was one of my favorites. A nine mile trek, the Ozette Loop trail took us from Lake Ozette through a coastal forest and thickets to some of the wildest coastline in Washington. This hike had it all– sea stacks, bald eagles, whales, seals, and Continue Reading »
Written on October 6, 2014 at 8:25 pm, by Judith Baumann
Saturday, January 25th was an abnormally warm day. The sun was shining for the first time in what seemed like months, and the temperature reached 60° on the coast. Friend Sarah and I decided to drive to Astoria, Oregon for the day, visiting the Goonies house and Fort Steven’s State Park, the location of the Continue Reading »
Written on September 23, 2014 at 5:02 am, by Judith Baumann
The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is one of my favorite places to bird watch in the South Sound area. I never tire of watching the seasons change in this beautiful wetland or awaiting seasonal migrants to appear in the seasonal grasslands and salty tidelands. Here are some of the birds I saw, minus the Northern Continue Reading »
Written on September 22, 2014 at 6:28 pm, by Judith Baumann
In November of last year, I drove to the coast for a crisp, socked in afternoon. I can almost smell the surf from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Written on November 13, 2013 at 10:52 am, by Judith Baumann
A few days after returning from Hurricane Ridge, I went for a small day hike in another area of the Olympic National Park, Staircase, which skirts the Skokomish River. Densely forested, with gorgeous mosses blanketing the forest floor and surrounding trees, I hadn’t visited the area in several years. A beautiful new suspension bridge has Continue Reading »
Written on August 25, 2013 at 3:06 pm, by Judith Baumann
A couple weekends ago, best buddy Erin Oly and I went to Aberdeen and then to Ocean Shores. We originally went to Aberdeen to go thrift shopping and eat at a local, delicious taco truck. We then decided to drive to Ocean Shores, making it to the beach just before sunset. This was our adventure.