Kayaking the Palouse River

I recently created a meetup group, so I'd meet some adventurous people who like getting outside and doing things. My first scheduled trip was to kayak the Palouse River, something I'd never done before. There is a very small window of time that this river can be kayaked. I know people who have done it... Continue Reading →


Olympic National Park

I've lived in the Pacific Northwest for 20 years now, and finally went to the Olympics. For the first half of our week-long vacation, my sister and I first stayed at Kalaloch Campground on the coast then moved to Sol Duc for the second half. I spent additional nights at Denny Creek Campground just west... Continue Reading →

Leavenworth…Washington’s Bavaria

Leavenworth is way cooler than I imagined it would be. I was expecting it to be a little cheesy I guess. The Bavarian theme of the town is done very tastefully, in my opinion, and the area surrounding Leavenworth is beautiful. Unfortunately the trails are pretty crowded, but that's to be expected when you're so... Continue Reading →

Columbia Gorge Camping

This was a quick trip as the main goal was for David to run the White Salmon Half Marathon. David and I took off work on Friday and drove west to the Columbia Gorge. Seeing as how it was so close to Portland and a Friday night, we were concerned that we might not get... Continue Reading →

Spokane River Kayaking

I don't remember the put in or take out for this trip. What I do remember is flipping my kayak when I was trying to get back into it after cooling off with a swim and losing everything including my prescription glasses.

Orcas Island Kayaking & Trail Running

Rather than drive all the way from Moscow to Anacortes, where the ferry took off from, we drove as far as Leavenworth and stayed at Icicle Creek Campground the first night of our trip. Nothing really special about this campground other than a bear warning sign blocking off a few campsites in the campground. Ironically... Continue Reading →

Bonnie Lake Kayaking

We were supposed to kayak this lake the day before with a group, but the weather forecast called for high winds all day. We waited just one day when the wind was to die down, and I'm so glad we did. This lake is a little hard to find. It’s definitely off the beaten path,... Continue Reading →

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