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  • Staircase, Olympic National Park

    Written on November 13, 2013 at 10:52 am, by

    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 »

    Ocean Shores

    Written on August 25, 2013 at 3:06 pm, by

    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.

    Portland Rose Garden

    Written on July 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm, by

    And the Portland Rose Garden, in full bloom. The smell!

    Portland Japanese Garden

    Written on July 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm, by

    Back in the middle of June, I spent the morning at the Portland Japanese Garden and Rose Garden. The Japanese Garden is quite easily one of my favorite places in Portland. I wish this place was my backyard.

    Salvation Mountain on the Salton Sea

    Written on June 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm, by

    Our second day in Joshua Tree involved a day trip to Salvation Mountain. Salvation Mountain is an outsider work of art created over the past several decades by Leonard Knight. It’s existed is several different incarnations and the structure itself is always changing. Located in Niland, California on the Salton Sea, this is simply a Continue Reading »

    Dark Secrets of SeaWorld

    Written on April 21, 2013 at 9:47 pm, by

    On our second day in San Diego, Lucas and I went to SeaWorld. Since I was dragging Luke into the California dessert the following day for a couple nights of camping (the last time he slept in a tent was 1997), I agreed to follow him on his adventure into an aquatic theme park with Continue Reading »

    Snowy Owls on the coast!

    Written on March 12, 2013 at 9:58 pm, by

    This past weekend, on a beautiful SUNNY, WARM day, adventure-buddy Sarah Cass and I went to Ocean Shores to try and glimpse a rare view of the dozen or so snowy owls making the sandy spit of Damon Point home for the winter. We weren’t the only ones who had this idea. There were so Continue Reading »