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Japanese Gulch Loop Leave a comment Read more »

Japanese Gulch Loop

We hiked the challenging Japanese Gulch Loop trail in Mukilteo near a Boeing facility which winds around an active branch freight train line. See our recorded journey at: AllTrails Photos from our hike:


Main Trail and Temple Pond Loop Leave a comment Read more »

Main Trail and Temple Pond Loop

We hike the main trail and followed the Temple Pond loop in the Lord Hill Regional Park in the Snohomish countryside. Temple Pond was worth the hike and the endless horse poo, but unfortunately we never saw Beaver Lake. See our recorded journey at: AllTrails…


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Coyote Loop Trail

We hiked the 4 mile Coyote Loop Trail inside Bridle Trails State Park. See our recorded journey at: AllTrails Photos from our hike:


Big Gulch Trail Leave a comment Read more »

Big Gulch Trail

We hike the North, West, and South forks of the Big Gulch Trail in Mukilteo. See our recorded journey at: AllTrails Photos from our hike:


Camano Island 2017 Leave a comment Read more »

Camano Island 2017

We visit Camano Island for the first time and start with the wonderful English Boom Trail for some birding, then on to Cama Beach State Park where we build a wooden boat and walk along the beach, then on to Camano Island State Park to…


Anacortes and Deception Pass 2017 Leave a comment Read more »

Anacortes and Deception Pass 2017

Overview We visit Anacortes and Deception Pass State Park, with a hike along the picturesque Tommy Thompson Trail, dramatic views of the Pass from the famous bridge, and relaxation on the lovely West Beach. Tommy Thompson Trail We start our walk on the trail at…


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Museum of Flight

We visit the Boeing Museum of Flight and Space in Renton, WA.


Switzerland 2016 - Last Day in Appenzell Leave a comment Read more »

Switzerland 2016 – Last Day in Appenzell

Our last day in Appenzell we take a stroll down the road to Steinegg, revisit the Appenzell Show Cheese Dairy to take in a live folk-music performance, and later we go back up the Santis! Photos from our visit:


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Switzerland 2016 – Santis

A little higher than the Ebenalp, the highest mountain in the Alpstein massif of northeastern Switzerland is the Santis at over 2500 meters above sea level. We take a 10 minute, 2300 meter long cable car ride to the summit station. The Santis has been…


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Switzerland 2016 – Hoher Mountain

Another day another mountain to explore in Appenzell. Today it’s the Hoher Kasten, a 1791 meter peak in the Appenzell Alps overlooking the Rhine. Our cable car starts at the base station in Brulisau a little south of Appenzell. Originally built in 1964, the cable…


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