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25 May 2024
Hikes, North Cascades

Thunder Knob (WA) 

Pinch me. A hike with major mountain views without a major climb. Awesome overhead vista of Diablo Lake with Davis Peak and crab-claw-looking McMillan Spires to the side. And, get this, real benches – on the trail as well as the summit. A perfect hike?...
Hikes, North Cascades

Rainy Lake (WA) 

One day you’ll tell a friend, “I just took the best hike.” When you divulge the location (Rainy Lake), she or he will respond, “That’s no hike. You can take a walk like that anywhere in the city.” Don’t back down. This is a hike....
Birds, Wildlife

Cuckoo Over Owls 

It once roosted in a thicket the size of a two-car garage, amidst wetlands and diked agricultural fields near Stanwood, Washington. The brush was so thick, the Long-Eared Owl must have felt unassailable. Long-barreled photographic devices proliferated and trained at it like arms in a...