2016 Flashback…ONP

*This post originally appeared on the blog in December 2017...We have re-posted for the enjoyment of all during our 'Summer re-runs" while Brian and Sylvia are in search of new adventures. After leaving Rainier we headed south Olympic National Park. This is the only area of Washington, besides Seattle, that I have previously visited and …

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2016 Flashback: The Pacific Northwest

*This post originally appeared on the blog in December 2017...We have re-posted for the enjoyment of all during our 'Summer re-runs" while Brian and Sylvia are in search of new adventures. The San Juan Islands / Mt. Constitution Located about halfway between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia, The scenic San Juan Islands are a …

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The Crossbow Islands: A Nautical Hijink

Islas Ballestas, Paracas, Peru *BecauseItzThere is primarily a hiking blog, but from time to time we do feature other types of outdoor adventures, including ‘nautical hijinx.’ The following nautical hijink occurred in 2015 as part of the same trip that included the Santa Cruz Trek. We hope you enjoy it! There is more to do …

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Leftovers from Paradise

***This completes my series of posts highlighting our 2014 Maui trip, featuring some of the best things to do and best places to hike in Maui. Meanwhile, Sylvia and I are just back from our second shakeout hike of the year, to Pilot Mountain State Park, about 2 hours down the road. While I cook …

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2016 Flashback…ONP

After leaving Rainier we headed south Olympic National Park. This is the only area of Washington, besides Seattle, that I have previously visited and was returning to. We had booked a few nights in the scenic Lake Quinault Lodge. Located in the Olympic National Forest, the Lake Quinault Lodge was built in 1926 and is …

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