The road for the last stretch of the Mt. Baker Highway was completely clear. The sun had been shining for the past two days. With avalanche danger being low, Monday was a perfect day to head up to Artist Point.
“For my part, I wish the eagle had not been chosen as the representative of this country. He is a bird of bad moral character; he does not get his living honestly.”
— Benjamin Franklin
Two weekends ago, I went to see our National Bird.
Continue reading “Bald Eagles on Skagit River”
There’s a 3-mile uphill gravel road between the freeway and Samish Overlook. With a low clearance vehicle, we drove very carefully . Continue reading “Hiking: Oyster Dome”
Here in the Pacific Northwest, it always amazes me how quickly our mood shifts according to the weather – one day it was rainy and gloomy, the other sunny and uplifted. Fortunately later was the case on Saturday. And it just so happened to be the day of the Chinese Double Ninth Festival, also known as the climbing festival.
So there we are, setting out to a mountain. Continue reading “Hiking: Annette Lake”
If you love wild flowers, go to Berkeley Park now!
To get there – Continue reading “Berkeley Park”
Come forth into the light of things.
Let nature be your teacher.
Spring weather in the Pacific Northwest can be rather interesting.
When we arrived at the Wallace Falls State Park, the rain was still pouring down. So we decided to sit in the car and have breakfast. Minutes later the sky cleared and we set out for the hike.
If you love water, you will love this park. Continue reading “Hiking: Wallace Falls State Park”
“There’s no dry day in the forecast after Friday,” warns a meteorologist. Seattle has had 140 rainy days since Oct. 1 — blowing past the previous record with more rain to come before the month is over. – Seattle Times Friday April 20, 2017 Continue reading “Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle”
When it comes to spring blossom viewing in the Seattle area, everybody knows about Washington Park Arboretum and the Quad.