This Wild Life ~ Dewey Lake, August 2019

"Promise to stay wild with me." ~ Victoria Erickson Dewey Lake, American Lake, Kachess Loop We have a tradition, of sorts, to meander into the wild at least once a year with our Hendies (Mike's younger sister and her fam). But, as with most things that involve our children, it's getting trickier and trickier to [...]

A Never Ending Serenade ~ Goat Rocks, August 2019

"You belong among the wildflowers, you belong somewhere you feel free." ~ Tom Petty Snowgrass Flats,Old Snowy, Goat Lake As you enter the Goat Rocks Wilderness there are signs warning of the crowds that cluster there.  People want to go where beauty bursts from the seams and this lovely little jaunt into the wild opens a [...]

Blame It On the Rain ~ Olympic South Coast Wilderness Trail/Third Beach to Strawberry Point, August 2017

"Rain or shine ~ we must run wild from time to time." https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/toleak-point This summer has been a funny one.  Our excursions into the wild have not come often or easy. So when, after rescheduling a time or two, our South Olympic Coast hike landed on a weekend where the rain threatened us a bit [...]

Back At It ~ Packwood, July 2018

"We didn't know we were making memories.  We just knew we were having fun." ~Winnie the Pooh~ https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/packwood-lake The best summers are the ones that roll in slowly, when the forest opens up early and the calendar sits wide open and we can venture off into the wild as early as May.  This has not [...]