Sudden Spring Adventures!

After visiting my Mom in Cultus Lake, I decided at the last minute to go for a little detour before I drove home. When I was a kid, we set up base camp at a creek up the mountain and would spend the day dirt biking, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, and enjoying the beautifulContinue reading “Sudden Spring Adventures!”

Solo Camping Tips

Simplicity is best when camping solo. I want to spend my time enjoying the fire and the solitude, not prepping food and washing dishes. I also don’t need fancy meals, and usually try to pack my food from things I already have in my kitchen so that I’m not spending a bunch of money onContinue reading “Solo Camping Tips”

Spirit Trail in Harrison Hot Springs

The Spirit Trail is located on McCombs Drive in beautiful Harrison Hot Springs and is a gorgeous cedar forest. A local artist has added some beautiful masks along the way to make the trail more interesting. This is a short walk that starts out as a wide gravel path that takes you past an outhouseContinue reading “Spirit Trail in Harrison Hot Springs”

Cal-Cheak Recreation Site

Located just off Highway 99 and a short drive from Whistler, this campground is First Come, First Serve and was only $15 a night, paid by cash in an envelope. You slide the envelope into a yellow lockbox with your license plate # and the amount of money written on it. My kids were mindContinue reading “Cal-Cheak Recreation Site”

River Clean Up & Responsibility

A few days ago I wasn’t feeling great but knew that fresh air would help, and my fur baby Zola needed to get out too. So, I drove down towards Peg Road to take Zola for a walk – Only to find that nope, the road is barricaded again, after being open for several months.Continue reading “River Clean Up & Responsibility”

Sunny Saturday on Chehalis FSR

After spending most of the week down and out in bed with the flu, I needed to get out of the house for some fresh air and so did my fur baby, Zola. So I packed up some things, and we hit the road mid-morning. I headed out towards West Harrison FSR, but at theContinue reading “Sunny Saturday on Chehalis FSR”

Squeezed in a little self care this afternoon! I expected this spot to be overgrown but it was not, and hasn’t changed much from when I was a kid. I grew up not far from here and we would set up our ”base” here for the day of dirt biking. We would build a fire, and when the boys went off to do the harder trails, I stayed by the fire with Mom, and did a lot of book reading on the same rock that I sat on to do some journaling this afternoon.