The Snohomish Pioneer Cemetery

I do have a few strange hobbies and among them are exploring cemeteries. The older the better! Today I thought I’d take a quick trip to Snohomish and check out a place I hadn’t visited in an eternity. To my surprise, a lot had changed. So I figured I’d give you guys a little history…

Peek-a-boo Lake Trail Snowshoe

Bring some guts and a gps on this excursion just outside of Darrington, Wa! The road to the trailhead was washed out pretty badly a few years back which adds over 2 miles one way to your trip making it a 9.6 mile round trip total with 2500 feet of elevation gain. When you first…

Deering Wildflower Acres

Ok, I get excited over the littlest of things. Especially new discoveries! Today, I had an hour to spare and was headed for another trail in Ebey Slough, but I was flooded out due to recent rains. So I did a little googling and found a spot I’d never heard of before, and it happened…

Fobes-Ebey Slough Dike trail

Want to know a secret? …This trail! It’s tucked away beneath the shadow of Fobes Hill in Snohomish. Hiding behind some bushes with no signs to lead you there, just familiar landmarks and, for me, memories from years ago. Nostalgia kicked in big time today as my youngest niece and I moseyed our way down…

Sugarloaf Peak, Whistle Lake and Mt. Erie hike

I had the day to myself today, so I figured I’d take the opportunity to go on an adventure. Checked the WTA site and Whistle Lake caught my eye. After some research and checking trail reports I decided it would be wise to print a map. Good thing! You definitely need one to navigate this…

Bob Heirman Wildlife Preserve

The late Bob Heirman has been a local hero of mine since I first met him in the 9th grade. He came to my school to talk about his book Snohomish My Beloved County: an Anglers Anthology. His passion for hiking, fishing and trains struck a cord in my soul. I had to see everything…

Fragrance Lake hike

While the year is young and winter has only but begun, we’re left with these lower elevation hikes. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, because no matter how terrible the weather here in the PNW we will still have options. Places to go into the wilderness and leave our mundane, pencil pushing lives behind. This…

Lake 22 in the snow

Here is a hike I’ve always turned my nose at because it seems everybody and their mother has done it. That was pretty poor judgment on my part. Turns out there’s a reason this gem of a lake is so popular. Making this a winter hike rather than a summer hike definitely made the crowds…

Mount Si and I might as well introduce Tom…

World, the picture above is my crazy, highly inappropriate, awesome cousin, Tom. We’ve been hiking and adventuring together since we were kids. You’re gonna see that face (that only a mother could love 😆) quite a bit on this blog. Sorry-not-sorry. That’s because he’s a great hiker, friend, source of humor and he has ALL…

First adventure of 2018

Well, here it goes… my first EVER blog post! I don’t really know what I’m doing, but I do know that I’m going to enjoy sharing my zany adventures and having a mutual project with my oldest sister, Lani. She’ll be glad she wasn’t on today’s adventure, as it was a bit of a flop….