Hiking

Local Adventures: Waterman Rock

There was a time in my life when I became so jaded with hiking I looked down upon "local" hikes. They were for when I couldn't be in the mountains, chasing altitude and miles. A few more kids, and a farm changed that attitude. If 2018 brought one theme it was never-ending farm work and… Continue reading Local Adventures: Waterman Rock

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The Blockhouses of Ebey’s Reserve

An oddity sits in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Preserve in central Whidbey Island. There was once a dozen, and 4 blockhouses from the mid 1800’s still standing. And you can visit them all. Ebey’s Preserve is a place rich in history. Two stand close to each other, near the Sunnyside Cemetery, just North of the… Continue reading The Blockhouses of Ebey’s Reserve

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5 Kid Friendly Hike On South Whidbey Island

5 Kid Friendly Hikes On South Whidbey Island – a few of our favorite hikes to get out into. And best of all? These are all great hikes for the off-season. Central and South Whidbey have the Olympic Rain Shadow, so are often much drier than areas around. I’ve noted which hikes have additional items… Continue reading 5 Kid Friendly Hike On South Whidbey Island

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Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Bounty-Peaceful Fir Loop

Kirk and I took a quick break to do a new loop for us at Trillium Community Forest in South Whidbey Island, using 5 trails to do it. Fall is perfect for hikes (though coming next month is the start of hunting closures so keep that in mind). The trail map has been updated again… Continue reading Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Bounty-Peaceful Fir Loop

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Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Raven Loop

From our farm, we look across at the Trillium Community Forest’s ridge (and above that floats the Olympic Mountains) on the south end of Whidbey Island. The Trillium Community Forest is a free to use protected land, that is slowly being returned to a healthy forest. In the coming decade it will return to what… Continue reading Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Raven Loop