Road Trip and Day Hikes in Mount Rainier National Park

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After several weeks in or near my home town of Longview I headed north in the motorhome to do a full loop throughout the northwest corner of the northwest. This would include more of my favorite stompin’ grounds from my … Continue reading

Mount St. Helens- Revisiting Childhood Memories

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As I journey around the country I’m frequently asked by people I meet, “Where is home?” If I’m standing in a campground or at a pull-off enjoying some stunning vista it’s easy to point to “The Beast” with a smile … Continue reading

Hiking the Columbia River Gorge

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Wow! After two and a half months in the Pacific Northwest it is with mixed emotions that I continue my journey south. Although I have not actually lived in Washington since I was 21 years old it has always remained … Continue reading

Homeward Bound Through Idaho and the Sawtooth Mountains

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After another memorable visit to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks it was time once again to put that rugged mountain range in my rearview mirror (or in my case… the side-views.) After nearly two years since my last … Continue reading

Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks Revisited… Again!

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My arrival back to the Tetons was something I’d looked forward to for months. Not only is it one of my all time favorite places for its beauty, hiking trails and abundance of wildlife, but I was about to reconnect … Continue reading