Five Great Western Washington Rail Trails — Great trails to train on!

  I love rail trails and some of my favorite winter hiking destinations and year round running routes throughout Washington are on rail trails. Rail trails offer safe traffic free running routes. They’re gently graded. They can be found all over the state from major urban areas to the state’s remotest regions. Many rail trails […]


5 September 2017
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More than 200 Miles and $5000-Thanks for a successful Hike-a-thon

August was a tough month here in the Northwest with excessive heat, wildfires, and poor air quality. But after a slow start I managed to get in gear and completed my Hike-a-Thon for the Washington Trails Association with 205 miles for the month of August. Three hikes alone accounted for 75 miles as I tried […]


Classic Hike Threatened with Clear-cut and Trail Closure

Lake Serene and Bridal Veil Falls perched within the craggy forbidden spires of Mount Index is a hike beloved by thousands of recreationists—and it’s one of my and the late Harvey Manning and Ira Springs 100 Classic Hikes in Washington. What many hikers don’t realize however is that the beginning of this hike is on […]

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