A New Twist to Our Toleak Survey
Our 'basecamp' for this months COASST beach survey. Clear skies on the Washington coast in the winter mean cold nights and this was no exception.

A New Twist to Our Toleak Survey

With our trailer out of commission for the time being we decided to do our Toleak Survey with a twist and camp on the beach.

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Escaping Wildfires in Fort Clatsop
Based on diagrams provided by Capt. Clark this repelica of the Corp of Discovery winter quarters was built close to the where the original was located.

Escaping Wildfires in Fort Clatsop

It seemed the entire west coast suddenly erupted in flames. We found refuge in one of the few places free from the hazardous air conditions.

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Harbor Porpoise Found on Toleak Beach
Our COASST survey beach on a nice day. As winter approaches it won't be like this for long.

Harbor Porpoise Found on Toleak Beach

We’ve been surveying this section of the Washington coast for approximately two years. We do it year-round every month and in every kind of weather; wind storms, rain, and snow.

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Brave New World in the North Cascades
A look at the Boulder River upstream from the falls. The water was wonderfully clear and cold.

Brave New World in the North Cascades

We needed to get away for a little 'mental health' so we set our gaze on the North Cascades for something refreshing to take our minds off the world's woes.

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A Return to Mt. Rainier National Park
The view from Paradise Inn at Mt. Rainier National Park.

A Return to Mt. Rainier National Park

After months of hoping for a small return to normalcy, we finally drove through the open gates of Mt. Rainier National Park. to see how she had fared during the recent closure.

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Can We Recreate Outdoors During COVID-19?
Enjoying the outdoors despite the COVID-19 virus and rainy weather.

Can We Recreate Outdoors During COVID-19?

I do admit to feeling some guilt for enjoying the outdoors while others are still battling COVID-19. It’s a tough call. Just what is the responsible action to take?

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