Category Archives: Outdoors

Mt. St. Helens

Last weekend we went camping at Mt. St. Helens with my parents and my older sister and her family.  Despite having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, it was my first time visiting the volcano, and now I wonder what took us so long.  What I assumed would be a barren wasteland covered with lava, […]

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Happy New Year

We celebrated the first day of 2012 with some letterboxing at Discovery Park.  It was gorgeous and unseasonably warm.  We accidentally ended up walking approximately four miles.  Niamh told us three miles in that her toes were burning (boots bought in September are now too small).  But all in all, a perfect start to the […]

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Frosty

 

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Back to Northern State Recreation Area

  On Saturday we went back to the Northern State Recreation Area with Pat’s sister and her kiddos.  It was a beautiful day, likely the last summery-warm weekend day in western Washington until August comes around again.  The children had a blast playing amongst the decaying buildings and in the nearby creek.  They picked blackberries, […]

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Northern State Recreation Area

On the way home from camping on Sunday we stopped in Sedro-Woolley to visit the ranger station and do some letterboxing.  The letterboxes were at the Northern State Recreation Area, which was once the site of a mental hospital.  Now it is a disc golf course, cemetery, and a bunch of super cool abandoned buildings.  […]

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