Skyline Loop

After returning from Europe I had a couple of weeks without my girls to catch up on all the things that having a baby has made it harder to do. At the height of a gorgeous Pacific Northwest summer, for me that meant getting up into the mountains. Mount Rainier National Park is one of my favorite places on the […]

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Vashon Island

You know the vibe at your local farmer’s market; the feeling of authenticity and positivity, the focus on enjoying things that can be found nearby you, and the spirit of participating in your community? If you could take that vibe and extend it to an entire 12-mile by 3-mile island, Vashon would be the outcome. Sitting smack in the middle […]

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Crystal Mountain

Although our home ski hill, Crystal Mountain, will be open for spring/summer skiing until at least mid-June, we’re nearing the end of the winter ski season here in the Cascades. Some snow will still fall, of course, but the majority of cold powder days are behind us. Soon the long, slow process of melting the 10+ feet of compacted snow […]

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Rattlesnake Ledge

On a gorgeous October Saturday - one that felt more like summer than fall - I found myself wife-free, so I packed up the dog and went for a hike. Because we didn't have a lot of time, we went to Rattlesnake Ledge. I'd venture to guess it's one of ...

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