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Potty Talk

Blue bags, trenches and trowels mean anything to you?   Have you been to a place where the most pristine alpine lake views were literally spoiled by toilet paper strewn across the landscape willy-nilly? Seen and smelled half dug holes overflowing with human excrement? This is a surefire way to ruin the aesthetic of a […]

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2016 Year In Review – Best of the NW

2016 What a year! Plenty of political turmoil and deaths of way too many rock stars. Fortunately we have the trails to help free our minds and spirits. Some accomplishments from the past year: •  Featured three times on the Seattle Times web site – Washington’s Best Family Friendly Trails – Seattle’s Top 10 City […]

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Old Robe Trail

Washington State Trails, hiking, trail running, family friendly trails. Difficulty – I Easy, Family Friendly Trails Seasons – Lowlands, All Year Cumulative Vertical Gain – 200′ Miles – 3.5 out and Back Passes – Park along side road, no pass required, Granite Falls City Park   The 100 year old abandoned railway grade punished and […]

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Washington’s best family-friendly trails on

Western Washington, hiking, trail running, climbing, Best of the NW Seattle City Park year-round trails.  It’s Saturday morning, your kids are just waking up, you’ve got a full day of freedom ahead of you, and you’re stuck with that same dilemma every family seems to face every weekend. What to do? Nearly 50 percent of […]

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Cape Flattery

Hiking trails, Western Washingtion, Olympic Pennisuala, Makah Reservation, Neah Bay On the furthest most northwestern corner of the Continental United States is Cape Flattery. A nature sanctuary and part of the Makah Reservation, this spectacular corner of the country has a short trail that unfolds within a half mile revealing rugged sea cliffs, sea life, […]

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Top 10 Seattle Park Trails on

Western Washington, hiking, trail running, climbing, Best of the NW Seattle City Park year-round trails. Summertime in Seattle offers many nearby cures for a case of “the Indoors.” Symptoms of this can include frequent utterings of “I’m bored”; glassy eyes from too much screen time; and sibling squabbling over who gets more space on the […]

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