Benefits of Getting Into Nature

And A Child Shall Lead Them: A Nature Walk

And A Child Shall Lead Them: A Nature Walk

Sometimes my kids know better than I do what they need.  Lately Annika has been asking every day to go out into nature, to have a peaceful walk in the forest.  We are fortunate to have a green belt behind our home (it was one of the reasons we picked this house) and it makes…Continue Reading


Gold Creek Pond Snowshoe Trip Report

Gold Creek Pond Snowshoe Trip Report

The kids have gotten noticeably stronger this year in their hiking abilities.  We’ve also made some new hiking friends who hike in all seasons, and they invited us to come snowshoeing with them this winter.  A Secret Santa has been leaving presents on our doorstep (a 12 days of Christmas theme) and one of the…Continue Reading

Gold Creek Snowshoe (Second Visit)

Gold Creek Snowshoe (Second Visit)

We had a chance to go snowshoeing with our friends last Friday, and we went to Gold Creek again.  Cindy had knee replacement surgery just 8 weeks ago, and this was to be her first outing in the mountains since then.  We had some other novice ladies with us, too, so it was good to…Continue Reading

Great Winter Adventures for Kids

  • Iverson Spit Preserve

  • Sugarloaf Mountain

  • Columbia Hills State Park

  • Trail of the Shadows

  • Cama Beach State Park

  • Lewis Creek Park

  • Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge

  • Cedar Butte Trail

  • Skagit Eagle Festival

  • Lord Hill & Soaring Eagle Regional Parks

  • Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary

  • Paradise Valley Conservation Area

  • Cedar River Watershed

  • Rattlesnake Ledges

  • Smithbrook Road Snowshoe

  • Gold Creek Snowshoe

  • Padilla Bay Shore Trail and Breazeale Interpretive Center

  • Washington Park, Anacortes

  • Rockport State Park

  • Old Sauk River

  • Boulder River Waterfalls