Lake Shannon

Lake Shannon outside of Concrete, Wa is a recreational paradise. This massive reservoir of the Baker River stretches 7.5 miles long and over a half mile wide when it is full. All this water is held back by an arch dam built in the 1920s for Puget Sound Energy’s Baker River Hydroelectric Project. There’s a…

Hoover Fishing Hole

What a beautiful drive as you head down to the old Hoover Fishing Hole in Snohomish, Wa. Named after long time residents Oscar and Fay Hoover. You will pass by acres of fertile farmland before veering Off into the parking area that once served as a boat launch into the broad and powerful Snohomish River….

Backpack to Dusty Lake

On the trip over Snoqualmie Pass toward Eastern Washington you begin to see the changing of the landscape. The greens begin to quiet. In fact, all the colors seem to grow silent with a sort of golden hue. What speaks loudly, however, is the contrasting texture of the desert geology. Our destination was Dusty Lake…

Lake Tye Park

Lake Tye is one of those places I hate to like. It was completely man made while homes were built in tight rows beside it. It’s not really my perfect scenario for getting out in nature, but there is just something about it that keeps me coming back. The park itself is 64 acres while…

Haller Park

Haller Park is named after the town that we now know as Arlington, Wa. It’s a 2.5 acre park that serves as an epicenter for all sorts of recreation in the area. Some amenities I noted while visiting are: Ample playground equipment Plumbed restrooms Covered picnic area Swinging benches that overlook the river Boat launch…

Storm Lake

Storm Lake is part of an area outside of Snohomish that the locals know as “Three Lakes”. Panther Lake is nearby and even closer is Flowing Lake which sums up the trio. They are all tried and true fishing holes if you ask me. 🎣🤠 When I got there the other day the gate was…

Tour the Lake Part 1 (Lundeen Park)

After a visit to the Lake Stevens library to read up on some local history I decided that I couldn’t tell the story of the legendary Lake Stevens of Lake Stevens in just one blog post. Also, each park along its vast shores offer a unique experience to be had. Here begins Part 1 of…