The Rambling Writer Hikes to Lake Ann, with Blueberries

Thor, Bear dog, and I seize a lucky day between very welcome rain showers and very unwelcome, choking wildfire smoke. Our annual hike to Lake Ann! Despite the “new normal” of climate change and the terrible wildfires all over the … 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: Two Seasons at Yellow Aster Meadows

Join Thor, Bear dog, and me for one of our absolute favorite hikes to Yellow Aster Meadows — whether decked in early summer blooms or in autumn crimson. Up a very rutted dirt road off the Mt. Baker Highway about … 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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