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Trail Crews (PCT Days 145-147)

I encountered some folks up near Goat Rocks doing trail maintenance, trying to fix some erosion damage, and making the glacier more cross able. Trail crews are my favorite people to meet on trail… they are my heroes! 497 more words

Pacific Crest Trail

In & Around Seattle

A few weeks ago I took a wonderful family vacation to Seattle, Washington. Here are just a few of the pictures I took while I was there. 85 more words


White Pass to Snoqualmie Pass (mile 2402)

The wonderful views continued the first day out of White Pass but then the weather moved in. I spent the next three days walking in the clouds and dealing with the accompanying rain. 198 more words


Van Adventures Episode 7: Olympic National Park

We wanted to see Olympic National Park, just out of Seattle before going down the  coast to Oregon. The drive to the beginning of ONP took 2 hours to just the beginning of this huge and diverse region. 246 more words

Cooler Climates

This Modern-Shed application deserves to be seen

Imagine living completely outdoors. What would you need to live comfortably? How about two Modern-Sheds, an outdoor bathroom, and a covered kitchen and seating area? 204 more words


Diving for Debris: Washington’s Success Story in Fishing Nets out of the Ocean

The scale of the challenges facing the ocean—such as overfishing, pollution, and acidification—is enormous, and their solutions, achievable but complex. That is why the impressive progress in cleaning up a major problem in one area—Washington’s Puget Sound—can be so satisfying. 260 more words



This week’s photo, taken August 23, 2014 at Meadowbrook Pond in northeast Seattle, WA, features a female BELTED KINGFISHER. This species is an exception to the rule in the bird world that the male displays more color than the female. 91 more words