Riding the Glenwood/Klickitat Loop

After a great day riding along the upper Columbia River Gorge from Lynnwood to Lyle, Washington, we were ready to tackle day two: several hundred miles of riding a loop near Mount Adams, an additional leg of the Columbia River Gorge east to Kennewick, and a jog west back to Naches where we had a …

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Riding Along the Upper Columbia River Gorge

After 10 weeks of COVID-19 'Stay Home - Stay Healthy,' we decided to adventure out for a masked and socially distanced Memorial Day weekend motorcycle trip along the upper bank of the Columbia River Gorge, looping back west at Kennewick, and returning to Lynnwood via Cayuse Pass near Mount Rainier. Our trip mapped 808 miles …

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Afternoon Among the Coastal Redwoods

In addition to driving along the coast from Carmel-by-the-Sea north to San Francisco, there are some interesting inland sights worth exploring. After our morning on the 17-Mile Drive and lunch in Monterey, we continued north on route 1 until Santa Cruz when we caught a smaller road that traveled inland and to higher elevations as …

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Hiking in Pinnacles National Park

Our travels have taken us to some beautiful places, both at home and abroad. While I’ve always found those outdoor experiences to be highlights of our trips, it wasn’t until we moved to the Pacific Northwest and really picked up hiking as a hobby that I’ve intentionally planned vacations around spending time in nature. Meaning, …

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Hiking in Malibu, California

After an incredible day hiking in Channel Islands National Park, we were ready for more time outdoors in the sunshine exploring Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountain Recreation Area. We made the time outdoors happen, but there wasn’t much to be done about the sunshine. Apparently even Malibu sometimes has its gray, rainy days! We …

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