This was truly a bonus hike! We wanted to hike to Ptarmigan Ridge last year, but snows came early, then melted away, and our schedules allowed us but one more day of high country hiking. We chose to hike to Lake Ann that day (go here - Hike #83 - Lake Ann - to read about that hike). That... Continue Reading →
From delicate flowers, cascading waterfalls, a trail through a magical forest, two ridges both with great views, it was obvious that Spring has sprung on Chuckanut Mountain. By the time we had finished this hike, my Fitbit had logged 10.20 miles in trail time. We began our hike at the North Chuckanut Mountain trailhead and... Continue Reading →
A walk along Taylor Dock and Boulevard Park seemed most appropriate after a stop at Village Books in Fairhaven to check out their hiking book section. Appreciating the beauty of and enjoying this urban walk often, we rarely count it as a hike; so since our main reason for being in this part of town... Continue Reading →
After too many gloomy Pacific Northwest days, we set off along the Railroad Trail in search of signs of Spring - a known early flowering currant along that trail. The Railroad Trail, Klipsum Trail and Northridge Park are part of the City of Bellingham's parks system. For a trail guide, visit their website, here -... Continue Reading →
Joining friends for a morning hike along one of my favorite local trails, North Lake Whatcom (aka Hertz Trail), what fun it was to stop for a leisurely lunch at The Fork Restaurant at Agate Bay after our hike was finished. I've hiked this trail many times. Go here - https://60before60.wordpress.com/2013/01/09/02-north-lake-whatcom-trail-hertz-trail/ - and here -... Continue Reading →
A great hike for sure! Having hiked into Lily Lake when exploring Blanchard Mountain earlier this winter, going back for both Lizard and Lily Lakes have been on the list since - now, we've "been there, done that". Information about the Lizard and Lily Lakes trail can be found on the Washington Trails Association website... Continue Reading →
Enjoying soaring eagles and hawks as we hiked along the Nooksack River Dike Trail, we hiked along the trail running from the Slater Road bridge to the Marine Drive bridge and back. I've hiked this trail before. Go here - https://60before60.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/28-nooksack-river-dike-trail/ - for more photos and information.
Taking advantage of the afternoon sunshine, we re-visited the trails along Miranda Ridge. The views were absolutely stellar all along this hike.
New hiking boots very nicely paired with the Railroad Trail and an afternoon of sunny skies. Go here - http://www.cob.org/documents/parks/parks-trails/trail-guide/railroad.pdf - for a map of the Railroad Trail, and here - Railroad Trail - for directions and more information.