Tips and Advice

Gold Creek Pond Snowshoe Trip Report

Gold Creek Pond 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 [...]

January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

It’s a New Year, with new ideas and new hopes and plans.  It’s been pretty quiet in this space lately, as we focused on the holidays.  I also took a writing [...]

January 1, 2013

Thinking About Fall and Winter

Well, we had a hike planned today.  I even had the kids pick where to go, and they were looking forward to it.  But when we woke up this morning, my most sensitive and [...]

November 16, 2012

Tips for Fall Hiking

We were fortunate this year that our warm, sunny weather extended well into October.  We were able to get out into nature without too much preparation.  But now the rains [...]

October 22, 2012

Fun Fall Activities

Wild Huckleberries, Naches Loop hike, Oct, 2011 We’re having a lovely Indian Summer here in the Pacific Northwest.  Days stretch end to end with warm sunshine. [...]

September 15, 2012

Tips for Staying Safe in Thunderstorms

When I was a young adult, I got caught in a thunderstorm in the wilderness with a friend.  We had hiked all day, the two of us, my first hike without any other adults (I was [...]

July 22, 2012

Nature Rocks Summer Activity Guide

Gabe’s Nature Art Summer is finally getting under way here in our neck of the woods (though we’ve had one of the coldest Junes on record…again…) and [...]

June 28, 2012

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