Wildfires, Heat Waves and Idaho Falls

One of the more interesting travel days during our motorcycle ride from Washington to Wyoming was crossing through the wildfire-invested wilderness of Montana and Idaho. Brian was tracking the major wildfires in the area and showed me quite the map when we set out on our ride from Hamilton, Montana to Idaho Falls, Idaho early …

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Palouse Falls: Washington’s Waterfall

Although we've tried to see and experience as much as possible during our seven years in Washington, a big gap in our travels has been southeastern part of the state. We enjoyed our couple trips to Spokane and our wine tastings in Walla Walla, but we somehow never made it around to exploring the area …

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Adventures in Maui: Driving the Pi’ilani Highway

When we decided to drive the Road to Hana during our recent trip to Maui, I decided we would make a big loop of the southeastern area of the island, traveling the Road to Hana, staying in Hana, and then driving the Pi'ilani Highway back to upcountry Maui. I read quite a bit in advance …

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Hiking in Haleakalā National Park

An advantage of driving the Road to Hana and making a complete loop around the southeastern side of Maui was hiking in the small, publicly accessible section of Kīpahulu Valley Biological Reserve in Haleakalā National Park. The Effort to Protect Kīpahulu ValleyIn 1969 ... The Nature Conservancy (TNC) purchased close to 10,000 acres of land …

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Motorcycling Through Lassen Volcanic National Park

One of the highlights of our week-long motorcycle loop through Oregon and California was spending a couple days in Lassen Volcanic National Park. I had never heard of this park until I started looking at a map of national parks within some proximity to where we live in Spanaway, Washington. I don't know how long …

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