The Rambling Writer: Mountain Carpe Diem

Join Thor, Bear dog, and me as we escape the “2020 blues” to soak up the last beautiful days of summer in our Pacific Northwest mountains. “But at my back I always hear Time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near;” These days … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Rerun: Goat Mountain 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 another favorite hike in the Mount Baker Wilderness in NW Washington. I plan … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Flashback: Hiking to Lake Ann, 2018

The last couple of years have presented their challenges for all of us, and I hope to keep hope alive for more outings in our beautiful Pacific Northwest wilderness and wherever we all can venture. I plan to return soon … Continue reading

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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: 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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