Category Archives: Hiking

Ptarmigan Ridge

October 3, 2020 Holly got hit with one of her evil headaches so John finally got to hike solo and loved it. Hiking together is fine and we get along well with few issues. John is the stronger hiker and … Continue reading

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Maple & Heather Pass Loop

August 8, 2020 This is one of the premier hikes in the North Cascades due to beautiful scenery all along the trail and the astounding views at the top. A bonus is that you cross into North Cascades National Park. … Continue reading

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Sauk Mountain

July 23, 2020 Sauk Mountain is in the Mount Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest which is on the western flank of North Cascades National Park. We heard this was an awesome trail and added it to our hike list. This trail is … Continue reading

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Cascade Pass

July 15, 2020 Awesome hike! This is one of the premier hikes in the North Cascades and the ENTIRE hike is in the National Park. This was John’s favorite hike right up until we went Mt. Baker Highway and he … Continue reading

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Whidbey Island

May 1 – May 21, 2020 We were lucky to get into North Whidbey RV Park after our long trek north. With the Covid-19 lockdown still in effect only long-term rentals were allowed. We booked online and there were no … Continue reading

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Cape Henlopen State Park, DE

November 7-9, 2019 Holly was slowly healing from her elbow surgery but was feeling much better. So we decided to escape for the weekend with our granddaughter Chloe. We aimed for Cape Henlopen, DE. The state park is well known … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND

July 29 – August 3, 2019 WAY up north is a National Park well worth the drive. We’d heard about it and actually hoped to get there last summer with Chloe but it is so far away from anything else … Continue reading

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Mesa Verde National Park – Wetherill Plateau

July 15-16, 2019 Because we toured Mesa Verde back in 2014 much of this summer’s trip with our granddaughter Chloe was a repeat for us. Last time we were here Wetherill Mesa had been closed for the winter so we … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon NP – North Rim

July 9, 2019 We don’t normally do an entire national park in one day, but we had to squeeze this one in between volunteer days at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. We left very early for the drive from Kanab, UT … Continue reading

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Summer with the Granddaughter – 2019

June 27 – July 17, 2019 We were restricted to THREE weeks with our granddaughter, Chloe, this year due to her schedule back in Maryland. Our original plan was to visit Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, and possibly Glacier. That all … Continue reading

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