Tag: Washington

Mt. Rainier National Park
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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citizen-science

First Attempted Survey at Toleak Beach

As I was crawling through the rain slick log jam, I thought, “This can’t be the rain I’m feeling, it can’t be raining that hard, the surf must be dumping on the logs”! Well, it was both. And that was in direct competition with all the noise. This time the battle was between the wind in the tree tops and the dumping surf. Was I on Toleak Beach or an alien world.?

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Mosquito Creek
Coast

Mosquito Creek

The coast of Washington is one of the few places left where can enjoy incredible vistas and have the place to yourself. Jump in a

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Salt Creek

Crescent Bay

Twenty-five years ago I came up to Washington for a two week visit of friends who had been stationed up here at the local Air

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Haystack Rock
cannon beach

Haystack Rock

Certain trips and places have a way of standing out in our memory against all the other clutter of our experiences. Such was our trip visiting the offshore lighthouses of Oregon and Washington. Jason had a bit of a bug during much of that trip, but it certainly didn’t hamper our fun that week.

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Port Townsend
Port Townsend

Port Townsend

The small community of Port Townsend has a feel and vibe all its own, but in many ways in reminds me of New Orleans; almost

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Return to Portage Head
Alaska

Portage Head

After two summers of surveying remote beaches for debris, both in Washington and Alaska, I’d have to say that one of the worst in terms of the amount of debris was a small pocket beach just south of Portage Head. We first came across this beach during our Roadless Coast expedition. It was just packed with debris.

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