This wasn’t the vacation we had planned for months ago, BUT it’s the vacation we lived and we couldn’t complain.
Our trip to the North Cascades National Park was hindered only by the smoke and air quality. We arrived while the wildfires were raging in the west, so we kept most of our adventures light. First stop: the Trail of the Cedars.
I feel like I should start this post with an apology. By the time this is published, it’s likely that most of us will be completely relegated to our homes, with seemingly no end in sight. And yet here I am, taunting you with an outdoor adventure.
Full disclosure: we went on this hike prior to the full “Stay Home” policy of Oregon, so please keep that in mind as we bring a little nature to you! While the policy does still allow for hiking, it appears that hiking is the reprieve for MANY, and it’s not possible to keep six feet apart from other hikers on many of the trails. Be smart, stay safe.
I think the theme of our March hike was SPRING! We headed out on March 1st, and yet so many plants and trees were flowering, including the Japanese Cherry Blossoms! For those keeping track at home, spring doesn’t officially kick off until March 19th.
Welcome to the first of a few “busy season” hikes, where we are almost literally hiking around our backyard for a few hours on Sundays. In February, we took a turn in the Tualatin (pronounced: Two-All-Uh-Tin) Hills Nature Park.
And so it begins! The first day of 2020 marked the start of our third year of intentionally going on at least one hike per month. Per the usual, we started in Forest Park. This time, however, we went to a more remote location and essentially made up our own loop heavily featuring Firelane 15!