A Day at the Races – Cascadia National Enduro Championship

What is a Cascadia National Enduro Championship event?  First, ride your mountain bike eight miles up a steep mountain. At the top, take a quick drink of water, collect your thoughts, and then plunge down that same mountain on dirt and rock single track through dense forest — hopping tree roots, whipping around tight corners on banked …

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is one of the last unspoiled and untamed places in the United States.  Its landscape of rugged peaks, steep cliffs, dense forests, and wild rivers made it difficult to navigate and settle back when the European Americans were first on the scene here in the late 1800s, although Native American hunter-gatherer tribes had lived …

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July 4th with Family

We so cherish the time we get to see friends and family when our travel adventures bring us anywhere near them, and so it was once again this weekend that we got to take a Time Out from our national park visits to spend some time with a branch of the Jolly clan who lives in Washington.  Niece …

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