Monthly:July 2016

The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go – Part 1

Source: Emerald City and Beyond For this weekend’s adventure Loki and I took to the mountains sans Christine… No we didn’t leave her behind. She just unfortunately had to work all weekend. So where to go? Last weekend I was so impressed with the view of Mount Baker from Sauk Mountain I decided to get up close and personal with it. The trail I chose was a 7.5 mile round trip with 2,200 feet of elevation gain that would lead […]

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Mountain Views

Source: Emerald City and Beyond Some trails are hard to get to when you have a small car with low ground clearance… Case in point It’s hard to tell from the photo, but that section of the road was pretty rough. It had started out bumpy but manageable, requiring some thoughtful maneuvering around the sections of potholes and deep divets that popped up during the 7.9 mile stretch. Less than 1/4 mile from the top we got to this section, […]

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Hiking for Noobs

Source: Emerald City and Beyond While Jason has spent countless hours out on trails being one with nature, before moving here I could count on one hand the number of times I had gone hiking. Walking for hours carrying a heavy backpack just didn’t appeal to me, I preferred to spend my weekends sleeping in and nursing a hangover or two. As I’ve gotten older though, the hangovers seem to last forever, and I don’t need to sleep in as […]

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Sunsets and Sand

Source: Emerald City and Beyond With cool mornings and a more temperate climate, summer in Seattle feels more like a spring or fall than anything else. While our friends and families have been sweating it out for the past month back on the east coast, we’re still leaving the house wearing a light jacket most days. Last weekend we decided that a trip to the beach was just what we needed to feel like summer had really begun. After a […]

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