Category Archives: Parks

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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North Cascades National Park – First Looks

May 22-23, 2020 The call we waited for finally came. We were going to the North Cascades National Park! We left our temporary home on Whidbey Island on the morning of May 22nd. When we got to Newhalem, we met … 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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Palo Alto National Battlefield Park, Brownsville, TX

January 30, 2020 In less than 100 years (1754 to 1846) large swaths of North America changed hands. Great Britain, France, Spain, the United States, the Republic of Texas, Mexico, and even Russia claimed, negotiated treaties for, and fought wars … Continue reading

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Deep South Texas

November 26, 2019-April 13, 2020 We were WARM for winter! Volunteering, exploring and generally chilling. Here’s a bit of what we did.

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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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James Island County Park, Charleston SC

September 30th to October 5th, 2019 We visited James Island County Park back in 2013 or 2014. We were having trouble finding campsites during the holiday season (who knew southerners spend their holidays camping?) We got lucky and snagged a … Continue reading

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