The Rambling Writer Returns to the Mountains, Take Two

Thor, Bear dog, and I celebrate our beautiful Mount Baker Wilderness, and send best wishes to the those fighting the terrible wild fires burning our U.S. West. 2020 continues its ravages on so many levels, but there is still so … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Rerun: Chain Lakes Hike, 2018

As the U.S. West is on fire and our mountains obscured by smoke, here’s a reminder that many wilderness hikes are still there, waiting or recovering. Here’s a favorite below Mt. Baker in NW Washington. I plan to return soon … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Hikes on the Eve of the Equinox

On the tipping point between summer and autumn, Thor, Bear dog, and I hike on the skirts of a moody mountain, with clouds and sun breaks. We’re heading out in a few days for a return to the Greek islands– … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Cools Off in Mt. Baker’s Chain Lakes

Join Thor, Bear dog, and me as we hike the Ptarmigan Ridge trail beneath Mt. Baker and cool off in brisk, clear mountain lakes. It was one of those “life happens” weeks, but we managed a quick escape between those … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Celebrates 10 Years of Hiking with Thor

Thor and I recently celebrated ten years together by repeating one of our favorite outings, the first hike we made together in 2007, from the Artist Point staging area below Mt. Baker (above), along Ptarmigan Ridge Trail, and down into … Continue reading

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