Camp Long: The Hidden Gem Next Door

After months away from the trail due to injury and illness, I’d been searching for a place where I could spend some time relaxing in the outdoors on a really easy trail to begin the process of rebuilding my strength and endurance. Camp Long was just the ticket.

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Taking a Deep Breath at Little Si

This weekend, my friend JP and I tackled one of North Bend, Washington’s most popular hiking trails: Little Si. Almost five miles out and back and rated at moderate effort by the Washington Trails Association, Little Si offered the perfect way to start the weekend, pouring rain and all.

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7 Lessons from 7 Hikes: #HiketheSummer at the Halfway Point

Together with my friend K, we’ve spent every weekend weekend on a trail. We’ve gotten lost on the De Leo Wall Trail, sauntered easily along Discovery Park’s North Beach Trail, huffed and puffed up Little Si, encountered biting flies at Anti-Aircraft Peak, faced our fears on Mount Zion, questioned reality on Denny Creek Trail, and stood in the shadow of a sleeping giant at Tolmie Peak. We’re just getting started.

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A Welcome Relief

Tonight’s sunset wasn’t particularly remarkable, but it was precisely the sort of moment that makes me so happy to live here in Seattle. After a spell of rainy, blustery weather, today’s pink and gold dusk was a welcome relief.

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