Category Archives: Parks

Excelsior Trail

October 5, 2020 Blueberry-Filled Slopes and Mount Baker Excelsior Pass can be reached by Excelsior Trail (which has your feet carrying you up the entire elevation between Highway 542 and the pass) or via the Damfino Lakes Trail (where your … Continue reading

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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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Artist Point & Heather Meadows

September 29, 2020 Artist Point – Mount Baker Panorama View Once we left the North Cascades National Park we headed up on Mt Baker Highway and found a Sno-Park parking lot to dry camp in since the National Forest campgrounds … 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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