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Anacortes, kayaking : 31 Aug '08. After my climbing plan for the Labor Day weekend fell through unexpectedly, I made a quickly planned getaway with Bingram and Veronica to Anacortes, WA. We went on a guided kayaking tour around Burrows Island, which is just to the west of Fidalgo Island (on which Anacortes sits). We enjoyed nice weather, picturesque marina & water views, some old town charm, calm water, and good food.

Anacortes, kayaking

Chango

31 Aug '08. After my climbing plan for the Labor Day weekend fell thro ...

Updated: Sep 07, 2008 10:26am PST

Horseshoe Basin, Pasayten Wilderness 8/17 - 8/20/2008 : "A STRONG AND WET STORM SYSTEM MORE TYPICAL OF AUTUMN WILL BEGIN AFFECTING WESTERN WASHINGTON LATE TUESDAY...AND CONTINUE THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. THIS SYSTEM PROMISES TO BRING SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL TO THE AREA FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE ON THE SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES OF THE OLYMPICS AND CASCADES. ELSEWHERE...A QUARTER TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH IS POSSIBLE...WITH SOME SOME SITES ON THE COAST RECEIVING NEAR AN INCH."<br>
With a description like that, our original plans to hike in the Glacier Peak Wilderness were quickly altered. We decided to try and head further east and north to the Okanogan region. Sadly, this year's annual hiking trip was still cut short due to Mother Nature. The "unseasonable" storm brought rain/hail/thunder/lightning/sun to our trip so we hiked out 2 days early.

Horseshoe Basin, Pasayten Wilderness ...

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"A STRONG AND WET STORM SYSTEM MORE TYPICAL OF AUTUMN WILL BEGIN AFFEC ...

Updated: Aug 25, 2008 9:33pm PST

Lake Serene : 9 Aug '08.  A surprisingly rewarding hike not far from Seattle, on a not-so-promising day weather-wise. Lake Serene is reachable via a 3.5 mile somewhat steep trail starting just a little off SR-2 in Index, WA. Since it was a drab and occasionally wet day, there weren't too many people on the trail. But the woods spared us from getting wet, and we enjoyed some great scenery around the lake, with a surprising amount of snow left from last winter--at < 2300 ft elevation!

Lake Serene

Chango

9 Aug '08. A surprisingly rewarding hike not far from Seattle, on a n ...

Updated: Aug 11, 2008 8:59am PST

Granite Mountain : 2 Aug '08.

Granite Mountain

Chango

2 Aug '08.

Updated: Aug 05, 2008 10:16pm PST

Goat Lake : 6 July '08. Goat Lake is nestled in a beautiful cirque off the Mountain Loop Highway, just a few miles past Barlow Pass. This was supposed to be a July 4th calorie burn-off hike. ;-) It wasn't challenging but good length: we did 11-12 miles roundtrip, with some scrambling around the lake. The sun decided to sleep in that Sunday, but that only made the light effects around the lake more interesting.

Goat Lake

Chango

6 July '08. Goat Lake is nestled in a beautiful cirque off the Mountai ...

Updated: Jul 13, 2008 10:34pm PST

Boulder River trail + Darrington, Kirkland : 4 May '08.  A day hike with Veronica and my coworker Bart. The Boulder River trail is near Darrington, WA. The highlight of the trail are two pretty high and full waterfalls--pretty impressive. After the hike, we had dinner in Darrington and then enjoyed the sunset at the Kirkland marina.

Boulder River trail + Darrington, Kir...

Chango

4 May '08. A day hike with Veronica and my coworker Bart. The Boulder ...

Updated: May 31, 2008 11:00am PST

050521 Fishing Trip to the Sol Duc River Washington : Fishing Trip to Sol Duc River for spring chinook - caught green drake mayfly hatch instead.

050521 Fishing Trip to the Sol Duc Ri...

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Fishing Trip to Sol Duc River for spring chinook - caught green drake ...

Updated: May 25, 2008 3:46pm PST

050510 Fly Fishing Trip to Lake Chopaka for the Callibaetis Mayfly Hatch : Fly fishing trip to Lake Chopaka Washington for callibaetis mayfly hatch

050510 Fly Fishing Trip to Lake Chopa...

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Fly fishing trip to Lake Chopaka Washington for callibaetis mayfly hat ...

Updated: May 25, 2008 3:44pm PST

050421 Lake Lenice Washington : Fly fishing trip to Lake Lenice Washington

050421 Lake Lenice Washington

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Fly fishing trip to Lake Lenice Washington

Updated: May 25, 2008 1:29pm PST

050501 Fly Fishing Trip to Quail Lake Washington for Damselfly Emergence : Fly Fishing trip to Quail Lake Washington for Damselfly Hatch

050501 Fly Fishing Trip to Quail Lake...

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Fly Fishing trip to Quail Lake Washington for Damselfly Hatch

Updated: May 25, 2008 1:11pm PST