COVID-19 Wk 16: Hiking Again

For the past several years I have set a goal to hike with Codi at least 100 miles a year. While riding my bike(s) is generally my main objective, Mia and I try to hike at least once a month if at all possible. We were off to a decent start in 2020 with almost…

Rhodes Trip: Fort Stevens

Mia and I last visited Fort Stevens in 2015 for a day visit. We hiked a big loop that time from the visitors center and checked out the old fort, the Peter Iredale shipwreck, etc. This time we booked a weekend in one of their deluxe cabins which includes a fridge, shower, bathroom, microwave and…

Black Friday Hike

Mia and I are not Black Friday shopping people. In general the further we are away from any retail establishment on the day after Thanksgiving the better. In keeping with past tradition we headed out for a hike and avoided all the crowds. As REI would say….we #optoutside Reehers Camp is conveniently located not too…

Birthday Hike

It was our birthday week this week. It’s hard to say it was “my” birthday because I’ve always shared it with Paul since day 1. So I tend to refer to it mostly as “our” birthday. Keeping with tradition Mia, Codi and I went hiking (and I know Paul went hiking back in NH too)….

Annual Timothy Lake Hike

The hike around Timothy Lake has pretty much turned into an annual fall tradition for Mia and me. We like to start from Little Crater Lake Campground and have in the past always gone clockwise around the lake. This year we got all adventurous and went counterclockwise (the scandal!). It actually turned out to be…

Another Week in Paradise

I’m almost hesitant to once again talk about the Methow Valley. As I have mentioned numerous times before….It.Is.Paradise! (or at least Mia and my definition of paradise). So I’m afraid if I keep talking about it too many people will go there. Selfish? Yes. I’ve got no problems admitting that. This year we couldn’t get…